Resistance Star East-Asia 1942-1945
(Verzetsster Oost-Azie 1942-1945)


Instituted / (code) 1948 / (VOA)
Amount issued


Value category Average

In order to pay respect to those who stood firm against the Japanese oppressor in the former Dutch Indies a special award was instituted.

Awarded to those who "especially distinguished themselves on Japanese or Japanes-occupied territory in East Asia during the period 1942-1945, in spite of humiliating and grievous treatment by the occupying power, severe privations or ill-treatment".

The observe shows the legend "de geest overwint" (the mind is victorious). The reverse shows "maart 1942 - O. Azie - augustus 1945.