Book Chapter

Remembering Suffering and Survival: Sites of Memory on Buru

K Setiawan

The Indonesian Genocide of 1965: Causes, Dynamics and Legacies | Palgrave Macmillan | Published : 2018


Survivors and their families have remembered the events of 1965 and the related suffering of persons targeted in the violence in complex ways. In the absence of state recognition of the suffering of victims of 1965, survivors and families have had to pass on their memories in personal ways making their own meanings of these sites of terror within families and communities of former political prisoners. This chapter considers this process in terms of memories of imprisonment on the remote eastern Indonesian island of Buru.

University of Melbourne Researchers