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Institution for Dutch victims of Japanese camps

    On 7 December 1941, the American base Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japan. After this attack, Japan began its advance in Southeast Asia, including into the Dutch East Indies, which was occupied in March 1942. As part of the occupation, the Japanese first interned Dutch men, and later women and children, separately from the men. The organization of these camps, where poor hygiene and malnutrition prevailed, was in the hands of the local Japanese occupiers. The women and children were interned for three years, until liberation on 15 August 1945. Because of the unsettled situation in the Dutch East Indies after the war, many remained in the camp for weeks or months after liberation.

    Original source name : Stichting Nederlandse Slachtoffers Japanse Vrouwenkampen
    English translation : Institution for Dutch victims of Japanese camps
    Creator : N/A
    Document- type 2 : reports
    Reference number : 830
    Language(s) : Dutch
    Geographical coverage : The Netherlands
    Time range : 20thc.
    Year(s) : 1941-1945
    Theme 2 : war and displacement
    Link to the item in the catalogue :
    Archive name : NIOD, Instituut voor Oorlogs, Holocaust en Genocidestudies
    Archive name (English) : NIOD, Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies
    Archive address : Herengracht 380 1016 CJ Amsterdam
    City : Amsterdam
    Country : Netherlands
    Official website and institutional resources :
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