Rudolf Mrazek, Professor Emeritus of History from the University of Michigan, will talk about writing the biography of Amir Sjarifoeddin.
Amir Sjarifoeddin had been considered, until 1947, next to Sukarno, the crucial figure of the Indonesian struggle for emancipation. After he became involved with the radical left of the Indonesian political spectrum and killed in the so-called Madiun Affair 1948 he disappeared from historiography and often from memory. His impact on modern Indonesian history as well as the structure of the forgetting will be studied.
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