Indo Oscar Micola Von Furtenrech’s heroic personal story, from Malang to Gothenburg

From Malang to Gothenburg

By: Oscar Micola Von Furstenrecht, Born 1929-December-03 in Malang, Indonesia (Java) At a very young age, growing up in Malang, I was admitted into a military hospital with Bacilary Tifus. After a difficult time, I slipped into a coma. I received the last rites after the doctors said they couldn’t do anything else for me.…

Part 2: Colonialism, Family Relations & the Regulation of Belonging in the Dutch East Indies

By Dr Kathryn Pentecost, edited by Sierra Jacobs The series is based on PhD thesis (2013) entitled:  Selamat Jalan, sampai jumpa lagi (Farewell, until we meet again): Transcultural family stories from colonial and postcolonial Indonesia Click here to read Part 1 Section Two: INTRODUCTION Our metis (mixed) family composition – including people from various religious…

Part 1: Colonialism, Family Relations & the Regulation of Belonging in the Dutch East Indies

By Dr Kathryn Pentecost, edited by Sierra Jacobs The series is based on PhD thesis (2013) entitled:  Selamat Jalan, sampai jumpa lagi (Farewell, until we meet again): Transcultural family stories from colonial and postcolonial Indonesia Section One: INTRODUCTION We live our lives in the shadow of other people… Conversely, other people are shaped by our…

The Jewish community of the Dutch East Indies

Indonesia has a small Jewish population. In the 19th century, most of the Jews in the Dutch East Indies (now called Indonesia) were Dutch Jews from the Netherlands. The rest of the Jews in Indonesia were mainly immigrants from Iraq and Aden. The memories of wartime Indonesia (formerly known as the Dutch East Indies) were overshadowed by…