The Dutch East Indies
So let's start where it all began: in Indonesia.
I am born in 1951 on the island of Sumatra. In 1960 I left, with my parents and sister, Indonesia for Sicily, an island of Italy in the mediterreanean sea. In 1965 we moved again and this time we left for the Netherlands. I have lived there ever since.
In general, people know little to nothing about the history of The Dutch East Indies. So we will start this post with two links to its history:
A short history of the Indo-Europeans of the Netherlands Indies (website) Click here
Van Nederlands IndiŽ tot IndonesiŽ (website) Click here
Sukarno: Terrorist of vrijheidsstrijder (pdf download) Click here
Witte maskers (pdf download) Click here
Sukarno houdt IndonesiŽ scherp (pdf download) Click here
De Indische kwestie (website) Click here
Marion Bloem: "Wat ik aan tafel bij Pauw had willen zeggen over het Indische leed" (website) Click here
De grote leugen over hoe het was in Nederlands IndiŽ (website) Click here