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The Killing Season: A History of the Indonesian Massacres, 1965-66

Geoffrey B. Robinson


This book explores one of the largest and swiftest, yet least examined, instances of mass killing and incarceration in the twentieth century—the shocking antileftist purge that gripped Indonesia in 1965–66, leaving some five hundred thousand people dead and more than a million others in detention. The author of this book sets out to account for this violence and to end the troubling silence surrounding it. In doing so, the book sheds new light on broad, enduring historical questions. How do we account for instances of systematic mass killing and detention? Why are some of these crimes remember ... More

Keywords: genocide, detention, mass killing, incarceration, Indonesia, violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780691196497
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691196497.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geoffrey B. Robinson, author
University of California, Los Angeles