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Results 'Independence, Decolonization, Violence and War in Indonesia, 1945-1950'

On 17 February 2022, the results of the research programme Independence, Decolonization, Violence and War in Indonesia, 1945-1950 were presented. Watch the recording of the livestream here.

You can find a summary of the research results and more information about the research programme on the project website.

Watch the full recording of the livestream (in English) in three parts below.

In part 1:

  • Welcome by Mariëtte Wolf
  • Introduction of the research programme by Frank van Vree
  • The battle for intelligence in the Indonesian War of Independence, 1945-1949- interview with Rémy Limpach
  • Regional studies and the Dutch – Indonesian collaboration - video by Ireen Hoogenboom, Abdul Wahid, Yulianti, Farabi Fakih and Martijn Eickhoff
  • Bersiap and the dynamics of violence in the first phase of the Indonesian Revolution, 1945-1946 - with Esther Captain and Onno Sinke
  • The Dutch military-legal apparatus during the Indonesian Revolution - with Esther Zwinkels
  • Heavy weapons in the Indonesian Revolution– with Azarja Harmanny
  • Witnesses & Contemporaries - a portrait of the project (video), by Fridus Steijlen and Eveline Buchheim
  • Researchers answer questions from the online audience
  • Interviews by Hans Goedkoop

In part 2:

  • The report Van Rij & Stam – a video with Maarten van der Bent
  • Politics and governance – The Hague and Batavia - interview with Peter Romijn and Remco Raben
  • International perspectives on the Indonesian War of Independence – a conversation with Jeroen Kemperman, Emma Keizer and Tom van den Berge
  • The aftermath of the war 1950-2021 - short film with Meindert van der Kaaij
  • Dutch, British and French extreme violence: a comparative perspective, 1945-1962 – a video, followed by an interview with Thijs Brocades Zaalberg and Bart Luttikhuis
  • Researchers answer questions from the online audience
  • Interviews by Hans Goedkoop

In part 3:

  • Conclusions of the research programme by Gert Oostindie, Ben Schoenmaker and Frank van Vree
  • Press conference


If you have a question about these results, please e-mail us at during the presentation.


We request that anyone who attends this meeting, physically or digitally, respect the portrait rights/privacy rights of all persons portrayed as well as the copyrights resting on the content shown. It is not permitted to make video and/or sound recordings and to reproduce or publish them without prior written permission from NIOD/KNAW.

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