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Java, Dutch East Indies: 1918

Java, Dutch East Indies: 1918

1918 circa, Java, Dutch East Indies, a portrait of my father-in-law's parental family. My (late) father-in-law, Marinus Wennekes, is the boy in sailor suit, who is sitting prominently in the middle in front. He was born in 1912 in Magelang, Java, Dutch Indies. He is surrounded by his parents and siblings. The father, my wife's grandfather, was born in Tiel, The Netherlands, the rest were all born in the Dutch Indies. The father died during the war in the Dutch Indies, the rest of the family eventually moved out to The Netherlands after the emergence of Indonesia, when they were forced to choose Nationality: either Dutch or Indonesian.

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