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Memorial day at the ‘Indies Monument’ is dated August 15, day of the Japanese capitulation. In contrast to May 05, day of the German capitulation, it is not a public holiday in the Netherlands.
The ‘Indies Monument’ (Dutch: nl:Indisch Monument) is a memorial in The Hague in memory of all Dutch citizens and soldiers killed during the Second World War as victims of the Japanese occupation (1941-1945) and Bersiap in the former Dutch East Indies. It is dedicated to all who died in battle, in prison camps or during forced labor.