Tjideng Coffin Factory

Shortly after we arrived in Tjideng the supply of coffins dried up for reasons unknown. Henceforth a coffin making factory was established in Tjideng camp right accross the road from our house. Its productivity, alas, was inadequate in terms of volume as the death rate increased and also in terms of quality fell short of requirements as the bloated conditions of the corpses taxed the rudimentary materials used by the coffin makers.

Tjideng Coffin Factory Photo from NIOD ( Netherlands Institute of War Documentation)

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