Glodok Prison - Java

Glodok Prison – Java ***

Batavia (now Jakarta) is on the north coast of West Java. The prison was on Molenvliet – Oost/Gang Lindeteves, in the Chinese Glodock district, in the northern part of the city.

From March 1942 the prison in Glodock functioned as an internment location for prisoners of war, primarily British and Australian. They were put to work at the Kemajoran airfield.

Glodock Prison with its high walls and cramped cells was a gaol built by the Dutch and was located close to the port area of Batavia. Reports state that conditions at this camp were very bad with living spaces so crowded that men were forced to sleep in passageways. Australians were still there in May 1943.

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Soldiers that were in this camp

Location of Glodok Prison - Java