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Collection former Stichting Film en Wetenschap

 

Number of persons: 3

Number of interviews: 4

Interviewer: Peter van der Vusse
Production date: June-November 1984
Type of interview: scientific
Carrier: 4 audiotapes
Accessibility: for research purposes
Transcription: none

 

‘De Partij van de Arbeid, Nederland en de Indonesische Revolutie’ (doctoraalscriptie RUU, 1984) – M.P. van der Vusse

 

Further information:

 

historiek.net

 

nl.wikipedia.org

 

The interviewees discuss the attitude of the PvdA towards Indonesia in the years after 1945. Van der Vusse interviewed them for his doctoral thesis on history (UvA).The interviewees discuss the attitude of the PvdA towards Indonesia in the years after 1945. Van der Vusse interviewed them for his doctoral thesis on history (UvA).

 

  • Drees (1886-1988) was Minister of Social Affairs for the Dutch Labour Party in the Schermerhorn and Beel Cabinets. From
    1948, he himself was prime minister for ten years. The PvdA agreed to the police actions in Indonesia in 1947 and ’48, which was not appreciated by everyone.
  • Bernard van Tijn (1900-1990) belonged to the left wing of the SDAP and later the PvdA. He went to the Dutch East Indies in 1930. In addition to his
    working as a lawyer at the land council in the small principality of Solo on Java, he was active in the Indian Social Democratic Party (ISDP). He also founded the Dutch East Indies Zionist League. He spent the war in a Japanese camp. Returning to the Netherlands in 1945, he became a member of the Dutch Labour Party (PvdA) and was a member of the Indonesia Committee. He also functioned in the Social-Democratic Centre (SDC), a left-wing opposition group within the party. He was strongly opposed to the police actions and the party’s attitude towards them. From 1948-51 he stayed in Indonesia again. After his final return, he continued to be an opposition member of the party. In 1959 he called it quits. In the mid-sixties he became a municipal councillor for the PSP in Amsterdam.

  • The writer Beb Vuyk (1905-1991), partly Indonesian on her father’s side, lived in the Dutch East Indies and Indonesia for a long time. After the transfer of sovereignty in 1949 she also took the Indonesian nationality. In 1958 she returned to the Netherlands, where she wrote several books with Indonesia as background.

 

Andere Tijden: Drees and Indonesia

Interview collection Stichting Mondelinge Geschiedenis Indonesië

Stichting Mondelinge Geschiedenis Indonesië (SMGI); Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde (KITLV); (2001): Thematische collectie: Interviewcollectie Stichting Mondelinge Geschiedenis Indonesië. DANS. https://doi.org/10.17026/dans-29j-n5st

 

Aantal interviews: 724

The digital catalogue of the Stichting Mondelinge Geschiedenis Indonesia (SMGI) contains summaries of 1190 interview sessions with 724 people. They form the access to a unique Dutch oral history collection on ‘the end of the colonial Dutch presence in Asia’.

Roughly speaking, they cover the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. The oral history project was carried out by the Stichting Mondelinge Geschiedenis Indonesia, which was set up especially for this purpose. The entire collection can be consulted within the walls of the Leiden University Library (UBL).