Soekamiskin Prison - Java ***
Soekamiskin Prison – Java
Soekaiskin Prison was located 8 kms east of Bandoeng. The prison was used in the first weeks of the Japanese occupation for the internment of “prominent people” from the local Netherlands East-Indies government and their co-workers. To their number were added, at the beginning of April, the governor-general and his staff, before they were taken to Batavia. Between August 1943 and March 1944 these internees were taken in small groups to four widely separated camps. The Soekamiskin prison was simultaneously used to hold political prisoners, including Indo-European boys detained in Bandoeng in raids in the first months of 1945; later, the majority of them were taken to the Glodok prison. In both groups, political and “regular” prisoners, there were many deaths. The regime of police-inspector Minami was extremely harsh.