America’s Gift

By Charlotte Van Steenbergen ©2003 Oh, America, when I first came and saw your beauty entering the harbor in New York. Shivers of excitement and anticipation went through me, upon seeing a Lady beckoning us holding high her… Read More

An Indo On A Mission: One Woman’s Passion To Share Her Gratitude To The United States

By Eric Morgan An Interview with Charlotte Van Steenbergen  I had the good fortune to be invited to hear an Indo lady named Charlotte Van Steenbergen, speak before a professional women’s networking group, on December 10th, at Laguna… Read More

Prisoner Number 124

By Suzanne Murphy. Mukden, Manchuria: Japanese Prisoner of War number 124 was interned in the infamous slave labor camp for a total of forty-four death defying months. This teen-aged, American U. S. Army, soldier’s name was Sigfreid “Siggy” Schreiner,… Read More

Brave Young Heart

By: Charlotte Van Steenbergen ©2007   A chance meeting with a young boy and his bravery in the concentration camp. Witnessed on a daily basis for some three plus years impacted many of us enduring extreme hardship systematic… Read More

Interview with Kees Kunstt, a longtime stalwart for the Indo Cause

By Eric Morgan Interview with Kees Kunstt on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. Oom  Kees has always been an active voice in the SoCal Indo community. He and his wife Tante Margie, who are coming up on 45 years… Read More

An Indo ‘Doddy’ in Real Life and in Fiction.

Author: Kathryn Pentecost © 2013               The following is a story about my great-aunt Doddy. Was she named after Louis Couperus’s Doddy in his famous novel, De Stille Kracht (The Hidden Force), I ask myself? If not, then… Read More

Imagined Communities in Cyberspace*.

By Kathryn Pentecost ©2013  ‘Communities can be distinguished, not by their falsity/genuineness, but by the style in which they are imagined’. (Benedict Anderson, 1991:6) On 17 August 1945, after over three hundred years of Dutch colonial rule, (and… Read More

Too Late to Ask Is Worse Than Afraid to Ask.

By Inez Hollander – June 3, 2013. My mother strongly advised against it. Everyone in my family knew that her cousin, Harry, had seen horrors during the war in the Dutch East Indies that neither he nor his… Read More


By Walter Ben von Stockhausen, April 2013 In the period of 1957-1958, a major migration of Dutch Indonesians from Indonesia to the Netherlands took place.  The major cause for this was the worsening political climate for the Dutch… Read More


By Louise Rouwhof-Krancher. Jan 12, 2013. I was encouraged by my brother Jan A. Krancher who lives in the US, to commit some of my Indies memoires to paper. He is an author in his own right and… Read More