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PREFACE
I. THE NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
III. FATHER’S PETITION TO THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL
IV. OUR FIRST TWO YEARS IN BATAVIA
V. THE CONCENTRATION CAMP YEARS: 1942-1945
VI. FAREWELL TO THE INDIES AND QUARANTINE IN CEYLON: 1946
VII. BRUSSELS AND THE NETHERLANDS: 1946-1953
EPILOGUE
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
REFERENCES
INDEX
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Our Childhood in the Former Colonial Dutch East Indies

Our Childhood in the Former Colonial Dutch East Indies

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This memoir of colonial family life presents the childhood recollections of Ralph Ockerse and his sister Evelijn Blaney, raised in the 1930s in the former Dutch East Indies, while major events gradually led to the disintegration of its colonial establishment. In October 1942, their family life as such abruptly came to an end with the intense suffering, hunger, extreme privation, and despair under horrifically dehumanizing conditions they and their family endured during their three and a half-year internment by the Japanese occupation forces in World War II, and succeeding terror that arose and targeted the Dutch after the 1945-proclamation of independence of the country, now known as Indonesia. The story takes the reader on a journey of their lives and that of their family, first as they memorably grew up on the islands of Poelau Kisar, Sumatera, and Java, on to their sequent struggle for survival inside the Japanese concentration camps and repatriation in 1946 to the Netherlands.
This memoir of colonial family life presents the childhood recollections of Ralph Ockerse and his sister Evelijn Blaney, raised in the 1930s in the former Dutch East Indies, while major events gradually led to the disintegration of its colonial establishment. In October 1942, their family life as such abruptly came to an end with the intense suffering, hunger, extreme privation, and despair under horrifically dehumanizing conditions they and their family endured during their three and a half-year internment by the Japanese occupation forces in World War II, and succeeding terror that arose and targeted the Dutch after the 1945-proclamation of independence of the country, now known as Indonesia. The story takes the reader on a journey of their lives and that of their family, first as they memorably grew up on the islands of Poelau Kisar, Sumatera, and Java, on to their sequent struggle for survival inside the Japanese concentration camps and repatriation in 1946 to the Netherlands.

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