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Mata Hari

Mata Hari

On the background drawing above you see hotel De Boer, now hotel Dharma Deli. The beautiful courtesan and oriental dancer, Mata Hari, was a guest in the hotel once. Her young son was poisoned and buried in Medan. Mata Hari (her real name was Margaretha Geertruida...

Amir Hamzah Poetry

Sumatran Poetry Amir Hamzah One of the most famous Indonesian poets is Amir Hamzah, born in 1911 from local nobility in Tanjung Pura, East Sumatra. In fact he was a Netherlands – Indien poet. Because he received Dutch education, he studied at a Dutch college, he...

Antonius Silalahi Poetry

Contempory Sumatran Poetry Antonius Silalahi The Sumatran poet Antonius Silalahi (1973) writes about the devastation of Sumatra’s nature caused by extension of palmoil plantations and destruction of the environment. Other themes in his poetry are social...
Sirengorengo

Sirengorengo

The Si Ringo Ringo (Sirengorengo) camp was located on a swamp around 8 km. from Rantau Prapat at the Bila River. It was built on the then-uncultivated plantation in Si Ringo Ringo, consisting of primitive bamboo barracks covered with palm leaves. In October 1944 all...
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