75 years ago: thousands of Dutch liberated from camps

In the Netherlands the Second World War was already over in May 1945, but for thousands of Dutch people in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) the war still lasted for months. They were imprisoned in camps.

During the Second World War there was war not only in Europe, but also in Asia. The Japanese worked together with the Germans. They became the boss in the Dutch East Indies and put Dutch people in prison camps. In August the Japanese also surrendered.