About this site

The Netherlands East Indies at War offers an overview of the Second World War in the Netherlands East Indies, and allows you to find information on this history. Using the search engine, you can search directly in the collections of the partner organizations that are linked to the portal. The nature of the information is extremely diverse. In addition to images, documents and maps, you can also find audio clips, videos and objects online. The portal offers background information in the form of the ‘story,’ ‘map’ and ‘time line’ pages, which cover the period between 1900 and the present.


Indies Commemoration Centre is owner of the site and manager of the webportal
The Netherlands East Indies at War was developed within the framework of the Heritage of War programme that was run by the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport.


The partners play an important role in the web portal Indies at War. Most of them participated in the building of this web portal by delivering expertise and input in the form of digital collections. Currently the following partners are involved:
Cogis, Bronbeek Museum, Moesson, Museon, Historic Museum Maluku Foundation, Nationaal Archief of the Netherlands, National Library of the Netherlands, National Military Museum, Netherlands Institute for Military History, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Netherlands Photography Museum, Netherlands Red Cross, NIOD, Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies, Tropenmuseum, Papua Cultural Heritage Foundation, Pelita Foundation, University Libraries Leiden (the collections of the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV), the former Royal Institute of the Tropics and Het Prentenkabinet),


The source or owner is indicated next to every image. You can find out from the owner’s website whether the free use of a specific image is permitted.


The information on this ‘Netherlands East Indies at War’ portal has been composed with great care. Despite this, the editors cannot guarantee that the information is wholly accurate or complete. No rights can be derived from this website. The Indies Commemoration Centre is not liable for any inaccuracies that may occur in the information, nor is it liable for any potential harm that might result from its use.