Strong Indo women are honored during the commemoration in Amsterdam. Photo credit: Erik Becking

Commemoration Day 2021

August 15, 2021 was the 76th Anniversary of the end of the Japanese occupation in the Dutch East Indies. From California to the Netherlands, all of the victims from World War II were commemorated. 2021 Commemoration Day – In Remembrance, August 1945 In Los Angeles, Sandra van Lommel-Ly, on behalf of Comite 15 Augustus 1945,…

Indo Sylvie's parents journey in 1950 from Indonesia to Holland.

Losing, Reclaiming and Embracing My Cultural Indo Identity Part 1

by TIP volunteer Sylvie Waxman  Definition Cultural identity is the identity of belonging to a group. It is part of a person’s self-conception and self-perception and is related to nationality, ethnicity, religion, social class, generation, locality, or any kind of social group that has its own distinct culture. (Wikipedia) The following are short descriptions for…