Archives du Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR),The archives of the International Red Cross (Geneva, Switzerland)

The archives of the International Red Cross (CICR) hold the collections of representatives and delegations who were active in the Dutch East Indies and Indonesia during the war years. These collections include correspondence between the headquarters in Geneva and local CICR representatives, reports of visits to camps and prisons as well as lists of internees and prisoners of war.
The CICR representatives in the Dutch East Indies/Indonesia were usually Swiss citizens. Switzerland was neutral during World War II, and the CICR also tried to maintain a neutral and independent position. The CICR visited Japanese camps holding Allied prisoners of war and civilian internees, as well as Republican internment camps and Dutch prison camps holding Indonesian prisoners of war. The CICR also played an important role in the evacuation and relief of former internees and the ethnic Chinese living in the East Indies.
Due to privacy concerns, the lists of internees and prisoners of war have not been included in the shadow archive collection.