General Meeting Backpay

The Hague, December 10th, 2015 – By Inez Hollander Lake. Today, on December 10th, 2015, there was a General Meeting between Secretary van Rijn and Members of the Tweede Kamer to discuss questions regarding the backpay of 1,100 remaining survivors who, as soldiers or civil servants, served in the Dutch East Indies during the war. This backpay will consist of…

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,…

MANY THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN 2015!

We are happy to report that because of YOUR interest and support, The Indo Project was able to accomplish much this past year! The organization is truly becoming the portal for Indo history and culture worldwide, especially representing Indos outside of the Netherlands. This is reflected in: The growing number of people who sign up…

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…

Dido: Model, Mother, Resistance Fighter

By Susannah Palk First Published in The Underground The Hague, Edition#4 May/June 2015 Smiling seductively as she winks playfully at the camera, the fresh-faced image of Dido Van Soest betrays little of the audacious woman underneath – the young, charismatic model turned resistance fighter, whose life would ultimately end in tragedy during the devastation of…