The Defining Years of the Dutch East Indies, 1942-1949:
Compiled and edited by Jan A. Krancher

Survivors' Accounts of Japanese Invasion and Enslavement of Europeans and the Revolution that Created Free Indonesia.

Following their invasion of Java on March 1, 1942, the Japanese began a process of Japanization of the archipelago, banning every remnant of Dutch rule. Over the next three years, more than 100,000 Dutch citizens were shipped to Japanese internment camps and more than four million romushas, forced Indonesian laborers, were enlisted in the Japanese war effort.

The Japanese occupation stimulated the development of Indonesian independence movements. Headed by Sukarno, a longtime admirer of Japan, nationalist forces declared their independence on August 17, 1945. For Dutch citizens, Dutch-Indonesians or "Indos," and pro-Dutch Indonesians, Sukarno's declaration marked the beginning of a new wave of terror. These powerful and often poignant stories from survivors of the Japanese occupation and subsequent turmoil surrounding Indonesian independence provide one with a vivid portrait of the hardships faced during the period.

"Defining Years" reviewed - Click Here

About the Editor/Author and Contributors - Click Here

Order "Defining Years" from McFarland Publishers:

Ordering Info:
-Price: $39.95
-U.S. shipping charges via U.S. post: $5.00 first book, $1.00 for each book thereafter.
-International Shipping and Handling: 1st book - $35.00; $10.00 each thereafter. (USPS international priority mail).
-Check and Money Orders made payable to McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers.
- Send to: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, Box 611, Jefferson, NC 28640-0611.
-Credit card orders: Call McFarland's toll free - 800-253-2187 FAX 336-246-4403.

Order Form

Order Form requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view or print.

Purchase this book online: McFarland Publishers

(once there, search by author or title)

FREE OFFER: Email me to obtain the Introductory chapter to The Defining Years of the Dutch East Indies, 1942-1949.

Book:Defining Years