A deep dive into the political-administrative, historical and legal aspects of the Dutch East Indies issue. How politicians have been wrestling with this subject for more than 70 years. How is that possible? Why are substantiated claims still not honoured? What has been happening since the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s from the previous century until now?

The book “Blue Letters”, written by jurist Henk Harcksen, presents a short and concise look at this very issue. What seems to be a very complicated issue is unravelled and brought down to an understandable level. A level that shows claims that are not being paid, being avoided or agreements being swept under the rug. A level of compensations and lump-sum payments. A level of divide and rule, political chess, legal jousting and tasteless civil service. This can all be titled “Unjust”. The parties involved have almost all passed away. The remaining parties who are still living suffer from the pain of this injustice, even at and old age. These are not war stories.

These are stories that the political directors and legally responsible persons should be taking note of because there is still a large group of the next generation who are affected. They are still affected by the traumas of their parents from the camps. They inherit the sadness, the rage and the suffering of their parents. They continue to fight until justice is done.

In 2020, The Netherlands celebrates 75 years of freedom. There will be a large group of Dutch people who have experienced the same 75 years in a different light.

The book can be ordered directly from Henk Harcksen by depositing USD 38.00 into his account: NL30 RABO 0387 1107 04. based on Blue Letters. Shipping costs are included. Don’t forget to mention the delivery address {name-address-postcode-residence}.

Mail address of Henk Harcksen: harcksenhenk@gmail.com