Marjolijn de Jager

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Camp Life Is Paradise for Freddy · A Childhood in the Dutch East Indies, 1933–1946
By Fred Lanzing · Translation by Marjolijn de Jager · Introduction by William H. Frederick

In this lyrical but controversial memoir of his childhood in a Japanese internment camp for Dutch colonialists during World War II, Lanzing enlivens ongoing discussions of the politics of memory and the powerful—if contentious—contributions that subjective accounts make to historiography and the legacies of the past.