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Patekoan in Batavia

Town: Batavia
District: West Java
Region: Java
Location: Batavia (now Jakarta) is on the north coast of West Java. The Tiong Hoa Hwee Koan (THHK) Chinese school was at Patekoan 31 in the Chinese Glodok district in the northern part of the city.
From April 1942 to 26 January 1943 this location served as a prisoner of war camp >>
Other name: Petekoan, Chinese school Tiong Hoa Hwee Koan (THHK), Kotakamp
Internees: prisoners of war; men
Number of internees: 1.512
Information: The Chinese school in Glodok district functioned as a labour camp for prisoners of war and about 40 civilians. The prisoners of war were British, Australians, British-Indies people from Serawak and Malakka, and Dutch, Moluccan, Menadonese and Timorese KNIL military personnel. The civilians were native passengers from a torpedoed ship from French Indo-Chine. The prisoners were put to work mainly in Batavia itself, doing cleaning and working on the roads. At the end of September 1942, the approximately 1,200 prisoners were taken to Glodok prison, and later in October new groups of prisoners of war were interned at the school. In January 1943 the camp was cleared and the residents taken to Singapore.
Commendant: lt. Kondo; kpt. Sone Kenichi (augustus-september 1942); kpt. Kawai Yoshio
Guards: Japanese military personnel
Camp leaders: kol. P. Scholten; wingcomm. Hardy; maj. Lehmeyer
Literature: Scholten, P., Op reis met de 'Special party'. Oorlogs- en kampherinneringen van P. Scholten (Leiden 1971)