I Left Indonesia to Pursue a Life without Fear


Written by Tita Alissa Bach, and was originally published in Magdalene. May 22, 2019

I was still in high school when the May 1998 riots, which targeted Chinese Indonesians and their properties, broke out just outside of Catholic high school (Bunda Hati Kudus). I was among the lucky ones who could go home right before the riots went out of control. But as a Chinese Catholic, I still remember what I experienced that day and the following weeks as if it was just last week.

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