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作者 Lanzing, Fred, 1933- author
書名 Voor Fredje is het kamp een paradijs. English
Camp life is paradise for Freddy : a childhood in the Dutch East Indies, 1933/1946 / Fred Lanzing ; translated by Marjolijn de Jager ; introduction by William H. Frederick
出版項 Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, 2016
國際標準書號 9780896803077
9780896804968 (pdf)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 亞太中心圖書室  D805.I55 L3613 2016    在架上    30620020148234
說明 xxiv, 128 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
系列 Ohio University research in international studies. Southeast Asia series ; no. 131
Research in international studies. Southeast Asia series ; no. 131
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
The Dutch East Indies -- Surabaya -- Buitenzorg -- Batavia -- Batavia, open city -- Kramat -- Cideng -- Tangerang -- Cimahi -- Bandung -- Jakarta -- Adek -- The 10th Battalion -- Tanjung Priok -- Rite of passage -- Holland
"Children see and hear what is there; adults see and hear what they are expected to and mainly remember what they think they ought to remember," David Lowenthal wrote in The Past Is a Foreign Country. It is on this fraught foundation that Fred Lanzing builds this memoir of his childhood in a Japanese internment camp for Dutch colonialists in the East Indies during the World War II. When published in the Netherlands in 2007, the book triggered controversy, if not vitriol, for Lanzing's assertion that his time in the camp was not the compendium of horrors commonly associated with the Dutch internment experience. Despite the angry reception, Lanzing's account corresponds more closely with the scant historical record than do most camp memoirs. In this way, Lanzing's work is a substantial addition to ongoing discussions of the politics of memory and the powerful--if contentious--contributions that subjective accounts make to historiography and to the legacies of the past. Lanzing relates an aspect of the war in the Pacific seldom discussed outside the Netherlands and, by focusing on the experiences of ordinary people, expands our understanding of World War II in general. His compact, beautifully detailed account will be accessible to undergraduate students and a general readership and, together with the introduction by William H. Frederick, is a significant contribution to literature on World War II, the Dutch colonial experience, the history of childhood, and Southeast Asian history"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Lanzing, Fred, 1933- -- Childhood and youth
World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Indonesia
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Dutch
Dutch -- Indonesia -- Biography
Alt Author De Jager, Marjolijn, translator
Frederick, William H., writer of introduction
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