A year of truth and the possibilities for reconciliation in Indonesia

Pohlman, Annie (2016) A year of truth and the possibilities for reconciliation in Indonesia. Genocide Studies and Prevention, 10 1: 60-78. doi:10.5038/1911-9933.10.1.1323


Author Pohlman, Annie
Title A year of truth and the possibilities for reconciliation in Indonesia
Journal name Genocide Studies and Prevention   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1911-9933
Publication date 2016-06-03
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.5038/1911-9933.10.1.1323
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 10
Issue 1
Start page 60
End page 78
Total pages 19
Place of publication South Orange, United States
Publisher International Association of Genocide Scholars
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Since the end of the New Order military regime in 1998, successive Indonesian administrations have yet deal with crimes against humanity perpetrated by the old regime, particularly the 1965–1966 massacres. Attempts for reconciliation have mainly come from grass-roots organizations which employ oral historical methods to both document these crimes and to serve as the basis for claims of truth-telling about the past. In this paper, I examine the work of some of these grass-roots organizations and, in particular, the ‘Year of Truth’ initiative. I outline the ‘Hearing Testimony’ forum held in November 2013 and contrast this work with the failed attempts at the national level to deal with this past.
Keyword Indonesia
1965-66 massacres
Truth-telling
Truth commissions
Reconciliation
Oral history
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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