“Undesirable” Music and Entertainment by Colonial Migrants in the Netherlands before and during the Nazi Occupation

by Inez Hollander, Ph.D. – Academic Director of The Indo Project Introduction Lizzy van Leeuwen’s Volksvreemd vermaak: De Oost en de West op de Nederlandse podia voor en tijdens de Duitse bezetting (Amsterdam: Prometheus, 2023)  This important book tells a history that, until now, has received little attention in the overall Dutch obsession with World…

2023 Japan-Netherlands Peace Exchange Program

by Fleur Wormgoor Background Information Fleur, a survivor of Japanese internment camps (Ambarawa 7, Moentilan, Banjoebiroe 12, and Ambarawa 6), shares her poignant experience as one of the six participants in the 2023 Japan-Netherlands Peace Exchange Program. Delve into her compelling story of resilience and reconciliation. This program is an initiative that aims to foster mutual…