Facebook: letter to Victor

Hi Victor, You don’t know me. And in fact, I don’t know you either. Yet we have already gone through so much together. Look at this picture, that’s us (you I have circled in red). Schiphol Airport, Wednesday, August 24th, 1977: you and I have just landed after a long flight. Our mothers, our culture, our homeland Indonesia, we have left them all behind. At least we have each other. And two Dutch tourists who happened to be in Indonesia on their holiday, Miss Lia Maas and Miss Tack. One day they just got two babies…

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Letter to my sister

Bennebroek, 3 March My dearest sister, It’s hard to write a letter to someone you’ve never met. Where do I start? Oh well, I’ll just start and we’ll see where it leads us. Because I want you to know that I’m thinking of you and our mother Marwiyah. First of all, my condolences with the loss of our mother. I can hardly express in words how sorry I am for not having searched for her a couple of days earlier. It breaks my heart when I think about her never knowing…

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Message from Ana

Surabaya, February 15 Hi Wendy, I am contacting you with a latest update. Unfortunately we have not received any reactions to your ad via social media and from organisations which are involved with your search. The next step is that someone is going to search a whole day in Magelang for more information. I would prefer to do this myself, but since I am 38 weeks pregnant, the baby is due any time now. It would only be around May until I can search for you, which is on voluntary…

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Mail correspondence with My Roots

Bennebroek, January 13 Hi Ana and Christine, I am quite curious how our search is progressing. Of course we are only just starting, so my expectations are low at the moment. Sincerely, Wendy   Wanneperveen, January 14 Hi Wendy! It is of course not a problem that you request an update; please feel free to do this whenever you want. I know that they made the trip, but what the results are, or what next steps are planned, are not yet known. I will follow up immediately and let you know…

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