As survivors begin telling their stories, one of the darkest periods of Indonesian history has unfolded, little by little.
In 1965, rumours circulated that senior army officials were planning a coup against then-President Sukarno. In response to these rumours, six generals were abducted and killed on 1 October 1965. The Indonesian military blamed the Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI) for the attempted coup, and kicked off a massive Communist purge across the country. Between 500,000 to three million Indonesians are estimated to have been killed, on top of many more political prisoners.
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