The Indo Project - Batik and Cobek

The Batik and the Cobek

Read as an Indo refugee treasures prized possessions from Indonesia as her family repatriates to the Netherlands and then eventually immigrated to the USA. Like many other Dutch-Indonesian refugees, our family took only a few meager possessions with us when we made the journey across the Atlantic from Holland to America. I was almost 4…

The Camps

By Jan Krancher, California, USA Overview of the Japanese Imprisonment Experience The Japanese High Command on Java attempted to coerce the Indo-European members of the former Royal Netherlands-Indies Army, Navy and Air Force to enlist in the Japanese army.  A goodly number of Indos who refused were summarily executed and many ended up in camps. …

The Tiger

By Robert Vanderwaall, Texas, USA Indo Robert Vanderwaall recounts his father’s childhood story about hunting a tiger in the Dutch East Indies. This is just one of many stories my father told me of his childhood, growing up in the Dutch East Indies. He and his brother, my uncle “Oom” Piet, were trying to make…