Dutch colonial violence and the missing voices of Indonesians

Anne van Mourik, Roel Frakking

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The Dutch continue to widely underestimate their colonial violence of the past. The publication of the hard-hitting conclusions of the Independence, Decolonization, Violence and War in Indonesia 1945-1950-program revealed the Dutch state actively condoning systematic and structural violence during Indonesia’s War for Independence. Discourse management, short-term perspectives and diminished Indonesian perspectives explain how Dutch perpetratorship is still under negotiation in the Netherlands.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherFondation Hirondelle
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2022

Publication series



  • decolonisation
  • Extreme violence
  • indonesia
  • Colonialism
  • independence


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