Military trials of war criminals in the Netherlands East Indies 1946-1949 (Book, 2017) []
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Military trials of war criminals in the Netherlands East Indies 1946-1949

Military trials of war criminals in the Netherlands East Indies 1946-1949

Author: Frederic L Borch
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. edView all editions and formats
From 1946 to 1949, the Dutch prosecuted more than 1000 Japanese soldiers and civilians for war crimes committed during the occupation of the Netherlands East Indies during World War II. They also prosecuted a small number of Dutch citizens for collaborating with their Japanese occupiers. The war crimes committed by the Japanese against military personnel and civilians in the East Indies were horrific, and included  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederic L Borch
ISBN: 9780198777168 0198777167
OCLC Number: 1012340314
Notes: I: Setting the Stage II: III: Prosecuting the Japanese: The Role of International and Domestic Law in the Establishment of War Crimes Tribunals in the East Indies IV: Preparing for Trial: Gathering Evidence and Selecting Cases for Prosecution V: Trials of Prisoner of War and Internee Camp Personnel, and Trials for the Mistreatment of Prisoners of War VI: Trials for Mass Murder and Unlawful Executions VII: Trials for Enforced Prostitution VIII: 'Collective Responsibility:' Prosecuting the Kempeitai, Tokkeitai, and 25th Army IX: Trials for Violations of the Terms of the Armistice X: 'Command Responsibility': Prosecutor v. Shoji, Prosecutor v. Maruyama, and Prosecutor v. Imamura & Okazaki XI: An Unfortunate Sideshow: The Prosecution of Collaborators XII: Aftermath: Impact of the Trials on the Netherlands and the Netherlands East Indies
Description: xii, 255 s. : kort (i farver) portraits
Contents: I: Setting the StageII:
Responsibility: Fred L. Borch


This book provides the first English language examination and analysis of the records of the Dutch war crimes tribunals from 1946-1949, which prosecuted more than 1000 Japanese soldiers and civilians  Read more...


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After the end of the Asia-Pacific war, there were over 2300 war crimes proceedings held in more than 50 locations. Borch's helpful book about an important piece of the puzzle facilitates growing Read more...

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