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Openbare Ambachtsleergangen (Public Artisans’ Education Center) in Soerabaja

Town: Soerabaja
District: East Java
Region: Java
Location: Soerabaja is on East Java, opposite the island of Madoera. The Public Artisans’ Education Center was on Ambachtsschoolweg in the northern part of the city.
From 1942 to 1942 this location served as a prisoner of war camp >>
Internees: prisoners of war
Information: At the end of March 1942, prisoners of war from Soerabaja were interned in sheds, offices, and outbuildings belonging to the Java-China-Japan Line, in the Tandjoeng Perak harbour. They were put to work by day cleaning and repairing the harbour and at the Tandjoeng Perak airfield. They were probably also housed in other buildings around the Tandjoeng Perak prisoner of war detachment, such as the Public Artisans’ Education Center.