NIOD Rewind Episode 7: Peter Romijn

Anne van Mourik, Thijs B. Bouwknegt, Peter Romijn (Other)

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In this seventh episode of NIOD REWIND Anne van Mourik and Thijs Bouwknegt interview Prof. dr. Peter Romijn. Peter is head of the Research Department of the NIOD and Professor of Twentieth-Century History at the University of Amsterdam.

Recently he published a new book about The Netherlands at war in Europe and Asia, 1940-1950. During the Second World War both the Netherlands and the Dutch East Indies (today's Indonesia) were under German and Japanese occupation (1940-1945). After being liberated, the Netherlands engaged in a violent decolonisation war in Indonesia (1945-1950). In his book, Peter, refuses to see the latter war only as an aftermath of the former one; it focuses on the many continuities of a society continuously mobilised for internal conflict and external warfare, trying to come to terms with the profound changes in international relations.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherNIOD Instituut voor Oorlogs-, Holocaust- en Genocidestudies
Media of outputaudio recording (online)
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2020


  • World War II
  • Srebrenica
  • decolonisation
  • war of independence
  • podcast


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