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 ...
ID numberP03770.001
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Print silver gelatin
MakerUnknown
Place madeNetherlands East Indies: Java, Batavia
Date madec 1945
DescriptionEuropean 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.