Chega! The CAVR Report (The Report of the Timor-Leste Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation). Also available here.

Chapter on Children in Chega! (Section 7.8.4 The transfer of children to Indonesia)

Stories of transfers of Timorese children in the media:

Newspaper articles:

Reunions of Timorese families reported in media:

Radio programs:

  • Timor’s lost generation Hindsight, ABC Radio National (14 November 2012)
  • Making them Indonesians: Child transfers out of East Timor,  interview with Helene van Klinken (ABC Radio Australia, 29 March 2012)
  • Renewed hopes for East Timor’s ‘stolen generation’ interview with Kirsty Sword Gusmao and Helene van Klinken (ABC Radio National, The World Today, 7 March 2012)
  • Lost children of East Timor search for families interview with Helene van Klinken ABC Radio Australia, 17 February 2012)
  • ‘If You Have Time, Please Come Home’: The Divided Families of Timor Leste,  by Citra Dyah Prastuti (Radio Asia Calling, 14 January 2012)
  • A long journey home… Timor’s lost children, by Citra Dyah Prastuti (Radio Asia Calling, 24 December 2011)
  • “MengIndonesiakan Mereka”: pemindahan anak-anak Timor Timur wawancara dengan Helene van Klinken (ABC Radio Australia, 7 March 2012) (Indonesian)

Child transfers elsewhere:

Newspaper articles:

Books, journal articles, Films:

  • The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction by Linda Gordon (Harvard University Press, 1999) [Link to author’s website]
  • Children of the French empire: Miscegenation and colonial society in French West Africa, 1895-1960 by Owen White (Oxford University Press, 1999) [Link to author’s website]
  • Children of World War II: The hidden enemy legacy” edited by Kjersti Ericsson and Eva Simonsen (Berg Publishers, 2005) Reviews by Richard Jobs, by Monika Zagar
  • A return to life: The right to identity and the right to identify Argentina’s “living disappeared” by Lisa Avery (Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, Volume 28, Spring 2005) [Available online]
  • Behind the disappearances: Argentina’s dirty war against human rights and the United Nations by Iain Guest (Univ of Pennsylvania Press, 1990) [Link to details]
  • Film:The Official Story” is an award winning 1985 Argentinean film about adoptive parents who find out that the parents of their adopted child disappeared during the military dictator dictatorship in Argentina, 1976 -1983.
  • Film: “Nieto Recuperado” (Recovered Grandchild) The parents of Manuel Gonçalves disappeared during Argentina’s military dictatorship from 1976 to 983. Manuel was kidnapped and raised by a military family. The film relates how he finds his way home. An interview with Manuel.