Happy Oma & Opa Day!

By Jamie Stern Photo: Jamie as a toddler with her Mother, Oma, Opa and Tante – 1989. Congratulations to all the new grandparents this year and to all the grandparents who received more grandbabies!  The Indo Project’s very own newsletter editor, Ingrid McCleary, is celebrating her new grandson, Baby Ben. (Congratulations Ingrid!) This Sunday happens…

Displaced Indo Europeans are still owed millions.

By Lidy Nicolase – March 18, 2014. Translation of Article in the Volkskran.nl The Netherlands government still owes millions of euros to 380,000 Dutch people who had to flee Indonesia between 1950 and 1970. Banks, as well as insurance companies, also have enormous debts to redeem. A substantial part of life insurance policies and money…

“Kiss me I’m Indo and Irish!”

By Jamie Stern Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Let’s all celebrate with the Irish! Interestingly, among our TIP supporters we have discovered at least 30 of our constituents are Irish and Indo mixes. And it’s likely that we have plenty more out there! Meanwhile, the rest of us can make-believe that we each have a just…

Happy Valentine’s Day.

by Jamie Stern Love is universal—but we already know that! This isn’t something new—it’s been around for a very long time. We know that love enriches lives. We know that love sometimes complicates lives! And still we gravitate toward love because it makes life more fun, more interesting, more comforting and more exciting. Love gives…

Santa Maria in Tjideng.

By Tim O’Callaghan Originally posted in October 2010 by Tim O’Callaghan http://flattiresandslowboats.com/2010/10/24/santa-maria-in-tjideng/ Tjideng was a prison camp for European women and children who lived in what was then the Dutch East Indies. I visited for the first time in 2005 and even though I have no experiences to call my own, in regard to camp…

My Personal Hotel Rwanda

By Inez Hollander, Ph.D When Fré Francken and the other evacuees mounted the flatbed truck in the Gubeng neighborhood of Surabaya, she had only one thing on her mind; return to the Netherlands as fast as possible, away from years of starvation in the Japanese internment camps and sadly, away also from her dead husband,…