Mobilization War Cross Medal Presented Posthumously To Antonie Heystek

Speech: Inez Hollander, Photos: William Lee, January, 2020, San Francisco, CA, USA On January 13th, 2020, Antonie Heystek (sergeant in the Dutch East Indies Colonial Army and member of the militia in Eastern Java during WWII), received a posthumous Mobilization War Cross from Consul General Gerbert Kunst at the Dutch Consulate in San Francisco. The…

Memories of The East.

Book Review   By Bianca Dias-Halpert Title:  Memories of ‘The East’ Author:  Fridus Steijlen, KITLV Press ISBN-10:  906718199 4 ISBN-13:  9789067181990 This book offers a window into the past without having to wade through a lot of facts and data.  Between 1997-2001, over 700 interviews were conducted of those who had lived through the end…