Tangerang ††††††††††††† Tanahtinggi†††††††††††††† West-Java

 

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Camp Location

Tangerang was about 20 kilometers west of Batavia. This camp was located in the Tanahtinggi juvenile deten≠tion facility, about 2 km east of the town centre, near the railway line to Batavia. The camp was housed in cell blocks situated around courtyards, and fenced with barbed wire and gedek.

 

Camp Commander
Mrs. Washington (of Indo-German origin)

 

Camp Guards

Native prison staff

 

Dutch Camp Leaders

Mrs. A. S. de Rijke

 

Transports (source: Atlas Japanse Kampen)

Date

Arrived from

Transferred to

Number

in

transport

Total

number

in camp

Individual

type

Sep xx 1943(1)

All over Java

 

720

 

w,ch (2)

Dec. xx, 1943

Bat: Struiswijk

 

100

 

w,ch (3)

Dec. xx, 1943

Srbj: Werfstraat

 

50

 

w,ch

Dec. xx, 1943

Batoe

 

200

 

w,ch (3)

Dec. 25, 1943

Sem: Sompok Lama

 

50

1100

w,ch (3)

Mar. 24, 1944

 

Tang: LOG

1100

0

w,ch

Abbreviations / Notes

ch=children, w=women

Bat=Batavia, Sem=Semarang, Srbj=Soerabaja, Tang=Tangerang

(1) Through November, 1943.

(2) Mostly of British, American, Jewish and Iraqi origin and also wives of prominent men.

(3) Of British and American origin.

 

Deaths

There were a total of 8 deaths.

 

References

Beekhuis, H. et al - Japanse burgerkampen in Nederlands-IndiŽ, Volume 2, pp. 26-27

Deinema, C.H.A. - Persoonlijke mededeling

Dulm, J. van et al - Atlas Japanse Kampen, Volume I, 2000, p. 84; Volume II, 2002, p. 73

Glaser, J. - Joden in Nederlands-IndiŽ voor, tijdens en na WOII, Moesson magazine 36/3 (Sep. 15, 1991), p. 29

Jackson, Daphne - Java nightmare, 1979; Nachtmerrie op Java, 1989, pp. 86-92

Pos, Mary - Eens op Java en Sumatra, 1948, pp. 57-64

Waterford, Van - Prisoners of the Japanese in World War II, 1994, p. 311

 

Photographs / Drawings:

Diessen, J.R. en R.P.G.A.Voskuil - Boven IndiŽ, 1993, p. 56 (aerial photo)

Dulm, J. van et al - Atlas Japanse Kampen, Volume I, 2000, pp. 84, 85 (aerial photo)

Pos, Mary - Eens op Java en Sumatra, 1948, p. 48 (courtyard)

 

Camp Map

Beekhuis, H. et al - Japanse burgerkampen in Nederlands-IndiŽ, Volume 2, p. 27

Dulm, J. van et al - Atlas Japanse Kampen, Volume II, 2002, p. 73

 

Camp Map

Tanahtinggi Camp Map

 

 

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