The Newsletter 56 Spring 2011

The crown jewels lost and found

Louis Zweers

What really happened with the valuable objects and jewelry appropriated during the Japanese occupation of the Netherlands East Indies? The Japanese took over the use of ‘warehouse services’ during the occupation. In these occupied warehouses were kept not only the goods and property handed over to them, but also the valuable objects they confiscated, such as jewelry and antique book collections belonging to interned Dutch citizens.

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