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Witte Club in Medan

Town: Medan
District: Eastcoast of Sumatra
Region: Sumatra
Location: Medan is on the east coast of Sumatra. The Witte Club was on Sociƫteitsweg, opposite the train station, in the city center.
this location served as a relief camp >>
Internees: men, women, and children
Information: The clubhouse served as a RAPWI office, under the leadership of Major Van der Lande, and as a Red Cross Information Center, under the leadership of Captain Alberts. Some of the evacuees from the Japanese camps in Rantauprapat and the people who had been brought by plane from Bangkinang came here for registration, after which they were sent through to the relief camp in the Polonia district. At the end of November 1945, concerts were performed by people from Polonia in the building. There were also dance evenings, cocktail parties, and showings of films.