Missing Pieces.

By Jack Profijt, Canada After  their  immigration  to  the  USA  and  Canada,  the  task  of  integrating  into  a  completely  unknown  culture  began.  Finding  employment,  housing  and  other  services  was,  at  times, very  difficult,  as  the  USA  was  going  through  its … 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

Selamat Jalan: A Family Story 1933-1949.

Excerpt by Kathryn Pentecost (van der Poel family) of Adelaide, South Australia On my mother’s side, I come from an enormous family of van der Poels – some of whom migrated to the Netherlands Indies in the early 1800s…. Read More

Young Family.

As told by Carol Ann Von Kristeinberg, Mallorca, Spain This photo was taken in Djakarta at the Jl. Gunung Sahari, our home, around 1951. I was 3 years old and my sister was 4. I was born in… Read More

The Van Gils.

As told by Friedje van Gils of New Mexico, USA In the late 1950’s the Van Gils family arrived in the USA starting off in Akron, Ohio and eventually spreading out all over the country.  They arrived with… Read More

Beach and Wedding Photo.

As told by Carol Norwood of Pennsylvania, USA The photo from the home page slideshow is of Carol Norwood’s mother named Cita at the age of 2 in January of 1930.  They were walking with their baboe (nanny)… Read More

Genealogy.

By Bianca Dias-Halpert, Washington, USA Several years ago I received a big envelope with old family photos from a tante (aunt) in Holland.  She had been researching our family geneology and heard that I was interested.  I never… Read More

Architecture of Kota Toea.

As told by Calvin Michel Sidjaja of Jakarta, Indonesia The locals call this district of Jakarta “Kota” and people still live there. It is referred to as Kota Toea because it is the only place in Jakarta that… Read More