Kisah terror ‘G.30.S’ , seri ke II: dokumen-dokumen Gestapu [Story of the terror of G30S: Gestapu documents]. (Padang, Indonesia : Srana Dwipa, 1966)
On 30 September 1965, an attempted coup involving
members of the Presidential guard resulted in the murder and mutilation of
six top army generals. The precise details of this event, which is most
commonly referred to as G30S (Gerakan [Movement of] 30 September), are still
unclear, but the coup was blamed on the communists and subsequently led to
the massacre by the army, local militias and vigilantes of well over half a
million Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) members and supporters and the
imprisonment or exile without trial of tens of thousands of others to Buru
Island, in Maluku province, and elsewhere. The PKI was banned and communism
was outlawed both as a movement and a doctrine. Since the end of the Suharto
regime in 1998, the taboo over this period in Indonesia’s history and the
stigma attached to former political prisoners have begun to be lifted.
This anonymous pamphlet purports to provide
documentary proof not just that the PKI carried out the coup but that their
preparations for it dated back fifteen years to 1950. The term Gestapu was an
alternative name for G30S (Gerakan September TigAPUluh) and deliberately
alluded to the Gestapo of Nazi Germany. The pamphlet comes from the Southeast
Asia Pamphlet collection.
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