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ID number P03770.001
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Photographer Unknown
Place made Netherlands East Indies: Java, Batavia
Date made c 1945


European children playing in one of the overcrowded huts in Kampong Makassar internment camp. The camp, run by the Japanese, housed 3500 women and children in only 19 barracks. The women and children were badly treated, forced to maintain market gardens, while their meagre rations and water were often with held as punishment.