Voor Altijd
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Voor Altijd

Voor altijd (Forever) is a short documentary about descendants of people of Dutch former colonies. It was released two days ago. In this documentary there are one Indisch/Indo, one Indonesian, one Moluccan and one Javanese from Suriname. To understand it better, here is a brief  information about the history background of all four persons who … Continue reading

Zwarte Hollanders
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Zwarte Hollanders

Did you know that The Netherlands recruited 3000 men in Elmina (now Ghana) in the 19th century and shipped them to Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia)?  These African soldiers lived in Java and Sumatra. They started a family with local women. Their offspring is called Zwarte Hollanders, Black Dutchies or Londo Ireng in Javanese. Today … Continue reading