Letter by Autie Titia Bouma

Letter by Auntie Titia

This is a letter by Titia Bouma, my great auntie, to Jetze Bouma, her brother born in 1902 in Batavia (now Jakarta, Indonesia). She wrote this letter at a Red Cross refugee camp in Singapore. Jetze in turn sent this letter from Singapore to Tanjung Priok to Jan Sluijter who in turn sent it to…

Diaspora Old Map

By Jan Krancher The word “diaspora” has been used throughout the web site of The Indo Project.  Most readers are undoubtedly acquainted with this Greek term referring to the dispersion or scattering of Jews outside of Palastine after the Babylonian exile or, to put it another way, the area outside of Palastine settled by the Jews.  In that ancient…

Indo Book Highlight: The Social World of Batavia

By Calvin Sidjaja, Jakarta, Indonesia Title: Social World of Batavia: Europeans and Eurasians in Colonial Indonesia Author:  Jean Taylor Gilman ISBN-10: 0299094707 ISBN-13: 978-0299094706 This is probably one of the most complete literature of Dutch-Indonesians you could find. Written in readable language, this book contains valuable information for any Dutch-Indonesian who is curious of their…