A look back at The Indo Project’s top stories and news articles of 2021. Did your favorites TIP articles make the top five lists?
Top Five Indo Stories
#5 An Indo Profile: Hannie Blaauw – Camp Stories and More
Read TIP’s Indo Profile about war camp survivor and musician Hannie Blaauw.
#4 Living Monuments of an Immortal Past
Moesson magazine editor Vivian Boon remembers her grandfather Tjalie Robinson, an Indo legend, as she christens Moesson International magazine, showing Indos across the world that the Indo identity is being kept alive.
#3 Celebrating Dries Holten aka Andres talented Indo singer and artist
Read TIP’s Indo Profile about Dries Holten, also known as Andres. He passed away at the age of 84 on April 15th, 2020. Dries represented The Netherlands at the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest, finishing in 4th place with 106 points.
#2 How Literature Taught Me About Indië
Indo author Ingrid Dümpel comes to understand her culture through reading literature as she grows up in the former Dutch East Indies.
#1 Walking on Eggshells
The Indo Project’s volunteer Sjoekje Sas(a)bone describes loving an Indo parent with borderline personality disorder (BPD).
Other Great 2021 Stories
Here are some stories you may have missed:
- Jennifer Ripassa brings people together with her street art.
- Ralph Ockerse reflects on his Opa Ockerse who was a pilot in WW1 but was affected by WW2 in the Dutch East Indies.
- Grieko Enter records his family’s story of an Indo leave of absence from the Dutch East Indies to the Netherlands.
Top Five Indo News Articles
#5 It’s a Small World
It’s a small Indo world as The Indo Project unifies Indos separated in the its diaspora which relocated people over three continents.
#4 TIP Statement Against Racism and Violence Against Individuals of Asian Descent
The Indo Project strongly condemns all forms of violence, racism, harassment, and xenophobia towards any person or community.
#3 The Indo Project Remembers René Creutzburg
The Indo Project remembers and celebrates Indo legend René Creutzburg. With his monthly magazine ‘De Indo’, he helped define what it meant to be an Indo in the United States and connected Indos worldwide.
#2 Indo Book Highlight: Time
The Indo Project highlights Time by David Bebelaar as he relates finding his Opa’s letters which describe his time in Sumatra during WW2.
#1 Holland Festival LA: A Beautiful Day to Remember
After nearly two years of absence, this year’s Holland Festival drew more people than expected. The Indo Project was back for the 10th time.
Losses in 2021
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Dr. Jan A. Krancher, one of The Indo Project founding board members and Board Member Emeritus. Jan was one of the driving forces in helping create and most staunchest supporters of the organization. Please join us in extending our deepest condolences to Irene Krancher, his wife, and children Sheldon, Glenn and Corrine.
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