This video from Indonesia says about itself:
Rawagede Victims’ widows gathered in the Netherlands embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia.
From Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad of today; translation from the Dutch language edition by me; as the English language section, which the NRC Handelsblad web site has since a few days, has no translation of this frontpage article:
[Headline, only in the paper edition: War crimes
Indonesians, after 61 years, demand apology from the Netherlands]
‘Then, they started a countdown…’
Published: 17 september 2008 15:26 | Edited: 17 september 2008 15:32
By our correspondent Elske Schouten
Ten survivors of the bloodbath in the Indonesian village Rawagede (1947) still say the Netherlands should acknowledge its responsibility for it. They demand money and an apology.
Balongsari, 17 sept. „I had never thought that they were going to murder us, as we were common people”, Saih tells. „I only started realizing it when they started a countdown.” In Dutch, he counts „Eén, twee, drie… [One, two, three]”. Three soldiers started firing at the men from behind.
According to the counting by the village, they shot and killed nearly all male villagers, 431 people. During executions without trial, as they were running away or were hiding in the river.
Saih, now far over eighty years old, is one of ten survivors and family members who, 61 years after this, ask for an apology and compensation for the bloodbath which Dutch soldiers caused on 9 December 1947 in Rawagede.
More about the Rawagede bloodbath, in Dutch, here.
UPDATE: Dutch state found liable for 1947 Indonesia massacre: here.