Koetatjane Internment Camp

Koetatjane

Koetatjane Internment Camp was located near the southern tip of Sumatra.  It was first operated from 1940-1941 by the Netherlands as an internment camp.  After the Dutch East Indies was captured by the Japanese it became a POW camp.  The text on the notes is in Dutch and translates as Department of War Camp Money-for use of prisoners within the internee camp.  Denominations of 1 cent were previously seen and 2 1/2, 5, and 10 cents were listed.  Just recently a set of the above plus 35 cents, 1 florin, and 2.50 florin have been found.  These may be the only ones found and thus are extremely rare.

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