CWJC DINNER SAN FRANCISCO

by Inez Hollander Lake As an official partner of the Comfort Women Justice Coalition, Linda Kimbrough and Inez Hollander Lake of The Indo Project attended a dinner in Chinatown in San Francisco on March 28. The international coalition was honoring the former comfort woman survivor and Korean activist grandma Lee (88; forced into sexual slavery…

Missing Sybald…

Sybald L. Loth passed away on December 18, 2015. To say that we miss him at The Indo Project (TIP) would be a gross understatement. He left not only a grieving family and friends but a huge void in the organization in whose work he believed in so strongly. Sybald was born in Malang on…

Prisoner Number 124

By Suzanne Murphy. Mukden, Manchuria: Japanese Prisoner of War number 124 was interned in the infamous slave labor camp for a total of forty-four death defying months. This teen-aged, American U. S. Army, soldier’s name was Sigfreid “Siggy” Schreiner, a first generation Austrian-American who hailed from New Britain, Connecticut. He innocently left home imagining adventure at…

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 and the old photos and passionate postings you place on Facebook.  All reminders of our common heritage,…

The Power of Perseverance

By Kareen Richard. Recently I attended a lecture by Pieter Kohnstam about the Holocaust. Pieter is a German Jew who was born in Amsterdam because his parents had to suddenly flee Germany on some trumped-up charges by the Nazis. In Amsterdam, the family lived on the Merwedeplein, a few doors down from Anne Frank, who…

Welcome to our new website.

We are happy to announce that we have launched our new ‘responsive website’ today, Sunday August 30, 2015. What do the changes entail?: 1) responsive website meaning; our website provides an optimal viewing experience — ease of reading and navigation with a minimum of re-sizing, panning, and scrolling — across a wide range of devices…

NAME THAT BOOK!!

We need your help! What is YOUR favorite book that captures the Indo experience? We have all been there—our Indo Dutch and Indies Dutch culture is strong, but some of it we cannot share with our children and/or grandchildren because it is… in Dutch! The Indo Project is well aware of this conundrum and hopes…