Memories from a Changed Camp

Pendem Ambarawa Fortress - New Naratif

As survivors begin telling their stories, one of the darkest periods of Indonesian history has unfolded, little by little.

In 1965, rumours circulated that senior army officials were planning a coup against then-President Sukarno. In response to these rumours, six generals were abducted and killed on 1 October 1965. The Indonesian military blamed the Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI) for the attempted coup, and kicked off a massive Communist purge across the country. Between 500,000 to three million Indonesians are estimated to have been killed, on top of many more political prisoners.

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