Bersiap is only part of a bigger story of mass violence during the 1940s. The latter itself is part of a bigger story of centuries-old colonialism and decolonialisation. What makes Bersiap slightly distinct is its absence in the official histories of both the Netherlands and Indonesia.
Heryanto, Ariel (2022) “Bersiap: a shared history of mass violence that haunts Indonesia and the Netherlands”, The Conversation, 17/02/2022, https://theconversation.com/bersiap-a-shared-history-of-mass-violence-that-haunts-indonesia-and-the-netherlands-176477
Key words: Bersiap, colonial, Dutch, Indo, Indisch, revolusi, Rijksmuseum