THE DEVIL’S GRIN by Toni Harting

Notes by: Willem ten Wolde Readers are encouraged to freely copy the .PDF file in whole or in part for their own informational, educational, and/or other non-commercial purposes, and for unlimited non-commercial redistribution, provided the following credit line… Read More

Lost Childhood: My Life in a Japanese Prison Camp During World War II – a TIP Book Review

By Willem ten Wolde I was researching books written in English about the Japanese prison or internment camps in the former Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia, when I found Annelex Hofstra Layson’s autobiography Lost Childhood: My Life in… Read More

Book Review of Beauty is a Wound by the Indonesian novelist Eka Kurniawan

by Inez Hollander. Elizabeth Pisani, author of another great book on Indonesia that recently came out, gives us some staggering statistics on Indonesia: not only is it the home “to one in every thirty of the people on this planet,”… Read More

On Wooden Shoes Through the Dessa

A Book  Review of Op klompen door de dessa by Hylke Speerstra (Amsterdam: Atlas, 2015) When growing up in The Netherlands, I never realized that part of my family history ran parallel with the rise and demise of… Read More

Displaced, Disgraced and Dispossessed. How War Debts Still Haven’t Been Repaid to the Indo Dutch population

© 2015, Inez Hollander, Ph.D.   Er ligt een roofstaat aan de zee tussen Oostfriesland en de Schelde! There is a pirate state, bordering the sea, between the Scheldt and Eastern Friesland            … Read More

Rising from the Shadow of the Sun: A Story of Love, Survival and Joy.

Rising from the Shadow of the Sun, A Story of Love, Survival and Joy brings the horror and losses of World War II on Java off the battlefields and military POW camps and into the world of Ronny Herman, who is… Read More

Ilse Smit and Dorothy Read at the Holland Festival.

The account of one East Dutch Indies family’s survival during World War II and the Indonesian Revolution is the subject of this edition of Dialogue. Joan Cartan-Hansen interviews sisters Ilse Evelijn Veere Smit and Edith Evelijn Veere, who… Read More

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

Meaning of Logo.

By Priscilla McMullen The Indo Project logo is a representation of the Indonesian Arjuna Wayang Kulit.   The image is placed within Delft frame, representing the Indo connection to the Dutch, and turned to face to the East, the… 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