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Cemetery Portuguese Victims Massacre Aileu

This memorial cemetery contains the graves of Portuguese victims of a Japanese massacre in 1942.

Between 1942 and 1945, the Japanese occupied Portuguese Timor. On August 31, 1942, the town was invaded by Colunas Negras, the Timorese allies of the Japanese invaders. Five Portuguese soldiers, as well as several civil servants and missionaries, were killed. A memorial in Aileu commemorates the massacre today.

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