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Title: Simpel verhaal van Heldenmoed [Bloed, Vuur & Tranen klein Document, covertitle]. [Eerste druk; First editionj].
Description: Tilburg, Missiehuis, [circa], 1946. Small 8. Original wrappers, stapled. Covertitle in bold black type, monochrome illustration at top.16pp. 5 small coloured illustrations of which one featuring the japanese flag, decorative endpiece, monochrome family portrait of Bernardus Rajaan Homas, printed within two vertical coloured and decorative borders, dedication by M.S.C. missionaries inside front wrapper. Dutch language authentic story about the Martyrdom (Bloegetuige) by Bernardus Rajaan Homas (an indigenous convert and assistant-teacher), his wife and six children, cruelly executed by the Japanese occupying forces on Kei-Island (Moluccas), end of June 1943, falsely accused of high-treason and assistance to allied troops. (whie library ticket near front joint, library stamp inside front cover).

Keywords: kei islands moluccas missiology bloedgetuige romancatholicism conversion martyrdom history christianity religion events execution pacificwar oppression japan colonialism indonesia southeastasia

Price: EUR 40.00 = appr. US$ 43.47 Seller: Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang
- Book number: 55348