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Keloetstraat (Keloet Street) in Malang

Town: Malang
District: East Java
Region: Java
Location: Malang is in East Java. Keloet Street was in the western part of the city.
From 15 March 1942 to 17 January 1943 this location served as a prisoner of war camp >>
Other name: Kartinischool
Internees: prisoners of war
Number of internees: 1.500
Information: The boarding school for boys and the bordering Kartini School on Keloet Street functioned from mid-March 1942 as an internment camp for Dutch prisoners of war. At the end of May they were taken to the 10th Depot Battalion encampment, elsewhere in Malang. After that the school held Moluccan and other native prisoners of war. They had been previously interned at the mission hospital. In January 1943, many of them were taken to the 8th Battalion infantry encampment, and other became heihos in Japanese service.
Guards: Japanese military personnel, Koreans