• Thank You & Happy Holidays

    Dear Friends, Most of us who have our roots in the former Dutch East Indies recognize the importance of keeping our history and culture alive.  A constant reminder of this are the letters and emails you send us… Read More

  • Women made to become comfort women – the Dutch East Indies

    The former Netherlands (Dutch) East Indies is present-day Indonesia. The Japanese military occupied the Dutch colony in 1942 during the Pacific War, then placed Dutch nationals in internment facilities and prisoner-of-war camps (90,000 civilians, 40,000 military personnel). Some officials… Read More

  • A Time To Remember – 4th annual TipTalks

    It was a warm Saturday afternoon, on October 7th, when more that 150 people came together at the American Legion in Azusa, for  the 4th annual TipTalks: an educational seminar and social event sponsored by The Indo Project in cooperation with… Read More

  • First Comfort Women Statue Unveiled in Major Western City

    September 22nd, 2017.  By Inez Hollander When statues in this country have become a point for debate with Civil War generals coming down, a new statue in the heart of San Francisco went up on September 22nd. Sadly,… Read More

  • Response to Japanese Consul to SF Chronicle article of September 22nd, 2017

    On behalf on The Indo Project and the Dutch victims of the Second World War in the former Dutch East Indies, I’m deeply disturbed to read the Japanese Consul’s response this morning about the Comfort Women Memorial that… Read More

  • A TIME TO REMEMBER – educational seminar

    The annual TIPTALKS – educational seminar, will be held on October 7th. Join this cultural event organized together with SoCalIndo. Tickets via Eventbrite https://theindoproject.eventbrite.com   The Indo Project Cordially Invites You to the 4th Annual TIP TALKS event… Read More

  • IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: REGARDING BACKPAY ARRANGEMENT

    MTM Nieuwenhuizen of the Sociale Verzekeringsbank notified us of the closing date of the Dutch Backpay Arrangement: “The Dutch Backpay Arrangement is intended for those who were alive on August 15th, 2015, and who served with the Dutch… Read More

  • Annual Commemoration Los Angeles 2017

    The annual commemoration ceremonies ‘herdenkingsceremonie,’ was held on Saturday, August 12th at the National Cemetery of Los Angeles. Around 50 people came together out of respect for the fallen forces and civilians, who lost their life in the… Read More

  • Newsletter SUMMER edition available now.

    Click on the links below. TIP SUMMER NEWSLETTER 2017 TIP SPRING NEWSLETTER 2017 TIP WINTER NEWSLETTER 2017 TIP FALL NEWSLETTER 2016 TIP SUMMER NEWSLETTER 2016 TIP SPRING NEWSLETTER 2016 TIP FALL/WINTER NEWSLETTER 2015 TIP SUMMER NEWSLETTER 2015 TIP SPRING… Read More

  • Dutch public broadcaster Omroep MAX is looking for Dutch emigrants.

    For a new documentary series public broadcaster Omroep MAX in The Netherlands is looking for Dutch and Dutch-Indonesian families who left in the 50s for the USA. We are seeking personal stories, photos and videos of the first… Read More

  • Why the Indische Kwestie Won’t Go Away: Meet Peggy Stein

    by Inez Hollander The Eurovision Song Contest can be a blessing and a curse… For the Netherlands, this has always been a mixed bag: Some years we’re required to sing in Dutch (which means we have a (much)… Read More

  • Is the Indische Kwestie a Human Rights Violation?

    The Indo Project Editorial Series Indische Kwestie- Part V By Inez Hollander Lake, Ph.D. In this fifth and final part of our editorial series on the Indische Kwestie, I would like to summarize what has happened with the… Read More

  • The Indo Project’s Call To Action

    Younger generations in America are showing increased interest in their Indo-European heritage, by joining social media groups to connect online with likeminded people. New friendships are forged with those who share a similar background. A yearly reunion for… Read More

  • Reporting Back From The Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference

    By: Sierra Jacob Last month, I had the opportunity to attend the 4th annual Critical Mixed Race Studies conference at USC. While the label “mixed race” reaffirms the classification of race, critical mixed race studies simultaneously reaffirms and… Read More

  • Heritage is Multidirectional

    By Jack Profijt. What does the word heritage mean to you? Or if I asked, what does preserving our heritage mean to you? The reason I ask this question is because, as many of you know, I am… Read More

  • The Indisch Kwestie: Developments in the 1960s and 1970s: Part IV

    A Special Indo Project Editorial Series.  By Inez Hollander, Ph.D.. While the first migrants/refugees from the Dutch East Indies came over after WWII had ended, the total number of people that came to the Netherlands between 1945 and… Read More

  • Mobilization-War Cross Award.

    By Peggy Lesquillier. KNIL sergeant 1st rank Arno Lesquillier, from the village Maarssen, was awarded the Mobilization-War Cross and the Medal for War and Peace yesterday (KNIL stands for the former Dutch Indo Army). This was awarded posthumously, because Lesquillier died… Read More

  • On The Move In Indonesia

    By Roger Green. Dokars: A dokar is the jiggling, horse-drawn cart found throughout Indonesia. The two-wheeled carts are usually brightly colored with decorative motifs and bells. The small horses or ponies often have long tassels attached to their… Read More

  • The Indische Kwestie: Developments in the 1950s – Part III

    A Special Indo Project Editorial Series. by Inez Hollander, Ph.D. On Tuesday, February 28th, party leader Alexander Pechtold of the political party D’66, was a guest in a talkshow and referred to the migrants who came from Indonesia to the Netherlands… Read More

  • John Von Bargen: “One who is proud to show… what an Indo can do!”

    By Eric Morgan John, speaking at the 2016 Herdenking Ceremony During the August 2016 Herdenking Ceremony held at the Los Angeles National Cemetery, longtime Southern California Indo John von Bargen was asked to give the Invocation, as well… Read More

About

Who are we?

We are a dedicated group of Indos and Indo supporters who share the premise that our history and culture needs to be preserved in the English language. People of mixed European and Indonesian ancestry, are called Indos, Dutch-Indonesians, or Indo-Europeans. We hail from all over the world: the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. The majority of us are 2nd generation born right after WWII; however, our supporters range in all ages. We all have some kind of direct connection to the former Dutch East Indies, which is now known as the Republic of Indonesia.

We are all volunteers, non-paid staff and board members alike, contributing our experience, skills, and time to make something we deeply believe in a reality.

Our mission is rooted in keeping alive the Indo history and culture in future generations and attaining recognition for what our first generation has experienced. The Indo Project wants to honor the legacy that our parents, grandparents and other Indos have left us and have worked so hard to attain…a future for the younger generations.

The interest in Indo heritage is growing.  By establishing The Indo Project as an international nonprofit organization, we aim to educate and raise awareness among the English speaking public about our rich heritage and capture the remarkable assimilation of Indos in their respective adopted countries.


		                
		            		        

THE DEVIL’S GRIN by Toni Harting

Notes by: Willem ten Wolde Readers are encouraged to freely copy the .PDF file in whole or in part for their own informational, educational, and/or other non-commercial purposes, and for unlimited non-commercial redistribution, provided the following credit line… Read More

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Lost Childhood: My Life in a Japanese Prison Camp During World War II – a TIP Book Review

By Willem ten Wolde I was researching books written in English about the Japanese prison or internment camps in the former Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia, when I found Annelex Hofstra Layson’s autobiography Lost Childhood: My Life in… Read More

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Book Review of Beauty is a Wound by the Indonesian novelist Eka Kurniawan

by Inez Hollander. Elizabeth Pisani, author of another great book on Indonesia that recently came out, gives us some staggering statistics on Indonesia: not only is it the home “to one in every thirty of the people on this planet,”… Read More

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On Wooden Shoes Through the Dessa

A Book  Review of Op klompen door de dessa by Hylke Speerstra (Amsterdam: Atlas, 2015) When growing up in The Netherlands, I never realized that part of my family history ran parallel with the rise and demise of… Read More

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Displaced, Disgraced and Dispossessed. How War Debts Still Haven’t Been Repaid to the Indo Dutch population

© 2015, Inez Hollander, Ph.D.   Er ligt een roofstaat aan de zee tussen Oostfriesland en de Schelde! There is a pirate state, bordering the sea, between the Scheldt and Eastern Friesland            … Read More

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