Memories of The East.

Book Review   By Bianca Dias-Halpert Title:  Memories of ‘The East’ Author:  Fridus Steijlen, KITLV Press ISBN-10:  906718199 4 ISBN-13:  9789067181990 This book offers a window into the past without having to wade through a lot of facts… Read More

Troops 1947.

Excerpt Translated by Jan Krancher, California, USA After WWII, in an effort to re-establish control of its colony from 1947-1949 the Dutch instigated a “Politionele Acties” (police action) by sending  troops back to Indonesia.  To ease the transition for the troops… Read More

Disguised.

Book Review By Bianca Dias-Halpert, Washington, USA In 2004 my quest for English language literature about the Dutch East Indies came to a screeching halt when I discovered this wonderful book. Disguised A teenage girl’s surival in World… Read More

Guidebook for American Soldiers in the Pacific War.

I became more aware of the American connection when I purchased a 77-page booklet titled “Instructions for American Serviceman in Dutch Indonesia during World War II” by the Dutch publishing house Elsevier. From the very beginning of the Japanese… Read More

Social World of Batavia.

Book Review By Calvin Sidjaja, Jakarta, Indonesia Title:  Social World of Batavia: Europeans and Eurasians in Colonial Indonesia Author:  Jean Taylor Gilman ISBN-10: 0299094707 ISBN-13: 978-0299094706 This is probably one of the most complete literature of Dutch-Indonesians you… Read More