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Tandjoengmorawa in Medan

Town: Medan
District: Eastcoast of Sumatra
Region: Sumatra
Location: Medan is on the east coast of Sumatra. The tobacco and rubber plantation Tandjoengmorawa of the NV Senembah Maatschappij was approximately 15 kilometres southeast of Medan, on the road to Loeboekpakam.
From 17 October 1942 to 05 February 1943 this location served as a civilian camp >>
Internees: women and children
Number of internees: 800
Number of deceased: None
Information: In October 1942, 800 women and children from the district camps in the Serdang Quarter in Medan were taken in garbage trucks to the Tandjoengmorawa plantation. There they were housed in ten homes of “European” management personnel and outbuildings, which had been built in the mid-1920’s near an artificial body of water about 600 metres north of the main road. The buildings were surrounded with barbed wire. On February 5th 1943, the internees were transferred to Camp Poelaubrajan D.
Guards: Native police personnel
Camp leaders: mw. J. van Gelder-Gaarkuiken
Literature: Dijk, F.N.J. van, Noord-Sumatra in oorlogstijd. Oorspronkelijke dagboeken uit interneringstijd chronologisch samengevoegd (Makkum 1995)
Dijk, F.N.J. van, en T. Zwaanswijk, Noord-Sumatra in oorlogstijd. Oorspronkelijke dagboeken uit interneringstijd chronologisch samengevoegd (Makkum 1997)

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