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Aek Pamienke

Aek Pamienke

All interned European women and children (with the exception of boys from 8 or 10 years of age) from Aceh, Tapanoeli and East Sumatra were held in the camps of Aek Pamienke (Aik Pamienke, Aek Paminke, Aek Pamengke) for the last month of the Japanese occupation. The...

Medan in Literature

Tropic fever In the nineteen thirties the Hungarian, Laszlo Szekely (1892-1946) returned from Medan to Budapest and wrote the novel Tropic Fever. This highly autobiographical story takes place on the east coast of Sumatra between 1908 and 1918, which was the...
Bangkinang

Bangkinang

In October 1943 European men and boys, who earlier had been interned in the prison in Padang, were brought to a new prison camp near Bangkinang, around 70 km. west of Pakan Baroe on the way to Bukittinggi. On the site there was a rubber factory. The women and children...
Brastagi Camp

Brastagi Camp

The boarding school of the Planters Vereeniging (Planters Association) in Brastagi, around 65 kilometers from Medan, was used as a prison camp from mid-April 1942 for more than three years. At first the camp was for men, women and children, later only a women were...