As told by Carol Ann Von Kristeinberg, Mallorca, Spain

1951 Djakarta

This photo was taken in Djakarta at the Jl. Gunung Sahari, our home, around 1951.

I was 3 years old and my sister was 4. I was born in Djatinegara, my sister in Djakarta, my mother in Makassar and my Dad in Djokjakarta. At the photo my mother was pregnant with my brother. It’s amazing but I remember the day my brother was born. I was sitting on my bed with a lot of ear pain and nobody cared about me because my mother was giving birth to my brother. After I felt much better.

The photo was taken by a very close friend of my parents, Tante Ietje. She passed away a view years ago.

Editor’s Note:  Carol’s life journey has taken her from Indonesia to The Netherlands to Brazil and currently Mallorca.

By Bianca Dias-Halpert

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