Japanese Civilian Camps of the Netherlands East Indies


This website is dedicated to those who lived and died in the Japanese Civilian Camps in the Netherlands East Indies during World War II.

In the former Netherlands East Indies, from March, 1942 to August, 1945, about 100,000 Dutch civilians were imprisoned by the Japanese in internment camps. Men were seperated from women and children. Starting in 1944, older boys were interned in either men’s camps or separate boys’ camps. On this site you can find the most important details about the camps, if available, including:

• Camp Numbers – Japanese registration numbers for internees
• Transports – The movement of populations in and out of the camps
• Rosters
• Death rolls
• Maps
• Photos
• Drawings
• Reference Sources