Soerabaja Boeboetan East-Java

 

March 19, 2011

Camp Location

The Boeboetan Prison was on the west bank of the Kalimas river, in the center of the city.

 

Camp Guards

Native prison staff

 

Dutch Camp Leader

Mr. Benschop

 

Transports (source: Atlas Japanse Kampen)

Date

Arrived from

Transferred to

Number

in

transport

Total

number

in camp

Individual

type

Mar. 9, 1942

Malang

 

1

 

m (1)

Apr. 13, 1942

Soerabaja

 

50

 

m (2)

Apr. 22, 1942

Surround Areas (3)

 

250

 

m (4)

May xx, 1942

 

Released

20

 

m (5)

May 29, 1942

Surround Areas (6)

 

15

 

m (7)

July 31, 1942

Sem: Djatingaleh

 

200

 

m (8)

Sep. 23, 1942

Djok: Vredeburg

 

80

 

m (7)

Sep. 24, 1942

Solo: Ziekenzorg

 

10

 

m (7)

Feb. 27, 1943

 

Ngawi: Fort vdBosch

385

0

m (7)

 

 

 

 

 

 

July xx, 1942

Surround Areas (3)

 

 

 

m

Jul. xx 1942 (9)

 

Kesilir

 

0

m

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct. xx, 1943

East-Java

 

50

 

m (10)

Dec. 11, 1943

Soer: Darmo-wijk

 

20

 

b

Feb. xx, 1944

 

Band: 15e Bataljon

50

 

b,m

Nov. 15, 1944

 

Sem: Bangkong

13

0

m

Abbreviations / Notes

b=boys, m=men

Band=Bandoeng, Djok=Djokjakarta, Sem=Semarang, Soer=Soerabaja, Solo=Soerakarta

Surround Areas=Surrounding Areas

(1) The Mayor of Malang

(2) Railroad employees from Soerabaja

(3) The city of Soerabaja and the whole of East-Java

(4) Local government and municipal officials

(5) Postal and harbor employees of Indo-European descent

(6) The islands of Lombok and Soembawa

(7) Officials

(8) Officials and Chinese, among others

(9) After a stay of only one or two days (Boeboetan functioned as a collection center for transfer to Kesilir)

(10) Foreign nationals (non-Dutch)

 

References

Alberts, A. - Een kolonie is ook maar een mens, 1989, pp 78-88

Beekhuis, H. et al Atlas Bersiapkampen, 2009, p 191 (events during the Bersiap period)

Broeshart, A.C. - Soerabaja, Beeld van een stad, 1994, p 41

Brs van Huybergen - Gedenkboek 1920-1970, p 52

Brs van Oudenbosch - Negen-en-negentig, honderd, Gedenkboek 1962, Volume II, pp 50-62

Dulm, J. van et al - Atlas Japanse Kampen, Volume I, 2000, p 169

 

Drawings

Claassen, Rob en Joke van Grootheest - Getekend, 1995, p 104

 

 

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