Producer Dheera Sujan from RADIO NETHERLANDS traces the stories of four former soldiers who tortured and killed Indonesian prisoners. Now in their seventies, they remember the details of quieting an open rebellion in the late 1940's. They remember the electrocutions, the torture and the killing. They also remember how they had to live in shame with the secrets. They call for the Dutch government to accept some measure of responsibility for what they say they were ordered to do. Their solace lies in being able to publicly discuss the events. Holland's Black Page originally aired as part of the collaboration War and Forgiveness, produced by Soundprint, WNYC, and Radio Netherlands with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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