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A Pivotal Year

Gary L. Atkins

in Imagining Gay Paradise

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9789888083237
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9789882209305 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888083237.003.0009
A Pivotal Year

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By 1938, the refuge for whites being promoted by ultra-right-wing Dutchmen, especially the Vaderlandsche Club in Batavia, had faltered. The movement had stated that its goal was to form a new Hollandia, “a fatherland for all Dutchmen in the Netherlands Indies and an area to absorb Holland's own excess population.” The number of white colonists had reached 102 in 1936, but in the following year, only fifty new migrants arrived to set up their segregated homeland. The crusade for the protection of “European values” in the Indies proposed by the Vaderlandschers needed a boost. Vaderlandsche Club founder Henri Zentgraff, the editor of the Java-Bode newspaper in Batavia, would provide it.

Keywords: Java-Bode; Vaderlandsche Club; Henri Zentgraff; Batavia; Java-Bode

Chapter.  5249 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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