Statue honoring the Comfort Women.

The following blog is a difficult one to read. For the author, Ingrid Keizer Wilson, it proved to be an emotional roller coaster where horror, both real and imagined, joined forces in her mind. Read all about it in our Summer Newsletter 2013. Sign up and tell your friends and family about it! After you sign…

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SPECIAL SPECIAL – READ ALL ABOUT IT! Once you sign up for the quarterly Indo Project Newsletter, you will get exclusive news items and  informative pieces on different kinds of subject delivered directly to your inbox.  Not published on our website for two weeks; you get to read it first. Sign up and tell your…

Indo Jan Krancher returns to his birth land Indonesia

SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY, INDONESIA 1983 – PART II

Second article chronicling The Indo Project Board Member Emeritus Jan Krancher as he takes a sentimental journey back to his birth land Indonesia. By Jan Krancher, 24 June 2013. After this nostalgic visit, we took a quick drive-by in town to the former residence of Harry Klaare, one of Oma Poenisah’ sons, my uncle, and…

Keep the Tropenmuseum Open.

For those of you not in the know, the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam and the Royal Tropical Institute house a plethora of displays and information about the former Dutch East Indies.  This has everything to do with our heritage as Indo’s. The fact that the Dutch government has announced severe budget cuts jeopardizes the continuing existence…

Imagined Communities in Cyberspace*.

By Kathryn Pentecost ©2013  ‘Communities can be distinguished, not by their falsity/genuineness, but by the style in which they are imagined’. (Benedict Anderson, 1991:6) On 17 August 1945, after over three hundred years of Dutch colonial rule, (and several years of the British interregnum 1811-1816), Indonesia was proclaimed ‘merdeka’ (independent) by Sukarno and Hatta, and…

Photo Seeks Family.

An attempt to find the rightful owners of 335 photo albums from former Dutch East Indies, has resulted in 9 families getting their albums back. Check the following website in Dutch: http://www.fotozoektfamilie.nl We translated the first part: Your help is needed in our search for the rightful owners of the family albums! You can help…