The Dutch Indo Diaspora

Due to the violent Bersiap period following World War II, a large-scale exodus of Indo-Europeans, who were seen as being aligned with Dutch colonial rule, began in Indonesia. Fearing for their safety, many Indos fled to the Netherlands, a nation itself devastated by WWII in Europe. This period of upheaval led to new and often difficult experiences for many who had grown up in the Dutch East Indies. Some Indos left the Netherlands again and immigrated to countries like the US, Canada, and Australia, further contributing to the Dutch-Indo diaspora.


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