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Nov. 10: One's heroes are others' villains

Amsterdam | Wed, November 15, 2017 | 08:50 am
Nov. 10: One's heroes are others' villains Nov. 10 is Heroes’ Day and will remain so. For some, however, the days surrounding that date in 1945 are a nightmare. (Shutterstock/File)

PREMIUM Nov. 10 is Heroes’ Day and will remain so. For some, however, the days surrounding that date in 1945 are a nightmare. What made them such a horror was the Bersiap — the violent attacks of Indonesian independent guerilla fighters killing hundreds of allegedly pro-Dutch Indo-Europeans, Chinese, Ambonese and Manadonese. Bersiap was the word used by the Japanese-trained militia, the PET...

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