National Archives

Published on 6 October 2023 at 13:20


Did you know that the Dutch National Archive website has a large collection of photographs from the Dutch East Indies in their online databank? You can search by topic, or just browse through the collection. Some images can be downloaded and used. Like this photo of camp Tjideng in Batavia (1946).  

Camp Tjideng was a Japanese internment camp for women and children during World War II, in the Tjideng (now spelled Cideng) district of what was then Batavia (Dutch East Indies). Outside the camp a pasar was created where people could buy many not-to-be-missed items. This photo shows women from the camp buying fruit.  

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