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Kalitjeret in Semarang

Town: Semarang
District: Central Java
Region: Java
Location: Semarang is situated on the north coast of Central Java. Kalitjeret was approximately 34 kilometres southeast of Semarang.
From 14 June 1945 to 23 August 1945 this location served as a civilian camp >>
Internees: boys
Number of internees: 250
Number of deceased: None
Information: In June 1945 approximately 250 boys from the camps Bangkong and Ambarawa 7 were put to work as woodcutters in an improvised camp in the teak forests near Kalitjeret, approximately seven kilometres north of Kedoengdjati station. The boys were housed in a small church and other buildings at an abandoned mission station. The conditions under which they lived were extremely poor: continual malnutrition, chronic lack of drinking and washing water, and heavy work. Just over a week after the Japanese capitulation the boys were taken back to the camps they’d previously occupied.
Commendant: sgt. Kadowaki Sadae
Guards: Heihos
Camp leaders: J. Papousek; A. van Sprang
Literature: Zwitzer, H.L., Mannen van 10 jaar en ouder. De jongenskampen Bangkong en Kedoengdjati, 1944-1945 (Franeker 1995)
Liesker, H.A.M. e.a., 2603-1945, jongens in de mannenkampen te Tjimahi, Baros 5 en 4e/9e Bat. (Waddinxveen 1993)