Podcast The Indo Project - Echoes of the Archipelago

3 – Coming to America

In this third episode, Gerald dives into the captivating tales of two guests Hanneke Olson en Andries “John” Rijnders. They embarked on the transformative journey of immigrating to the United States. Join us, as we unravel the narratives of courage, resilience, and hope that shape the immigrant experience. Guests: Hanneke Olson, Andries “John” Rijnders Host:…

Podcast The Indo Project - Echoes of the Archipelago

1 – Why the Indo Project?

In this first episode, host Gerald van Wilgen engages in a discussion with the executive board members of The Indo Project. They explore the reasons behind their involvement and delve into the purpose and mission of The Indo Project. Guests:  Jeff Keasberry, Priscilla McMullen, Maureen de Schepper, and Patricia Teunisse. Host: Gerald van Wilgen. Presented by…

Interview with Henny Neys

By Eric Morgan This recipient of the “Order of Orange-Nassau”  (in 2008, as recognition by the Dutch government for her service on behalf of its people), does not need much of an introduction to the readers of The Indo Project  (or “TIP”). Though she is Dutch-born from Dutch parents, Henny Neys, inspired by her late husband Alan (who…

Camp Westerbork

[Featured photo: Hut Where Anne Frank Stayed in 1944] By Patricia Tiber, Arizona, USA In September I took my annual trek to the Netherlands and decided to spend some time in Drenthe, a province I had never visited before.  My request for exploring the ancient “Hunebedden,” (burial mounds-50 centuries-old megaliths);  the old Saxon village of…