Indonesia has many heroes from West Java and has been killed in various attacks during the colonial era. When the colonization occurred, the people of Indonesia became miserable. Various attacks, massacres, and extortion were carried out by the invaders.
People have become very tormented. The people then lived under the pressure of the invaders. The invaders lived well in his colony. Meanwhile, Indonesians are living under pressure. They cannot get an education, have to work hard, and it is not uncommon to be used as slaves in their own country.
5 Heroes from West Java
The existence of various attacks made the youth from the country to carry out various movements and revolutions. They gathered together with all their strength and strength to fight the invaders. They rose together shedding everything they could.
Until finally, it is not uncommon for heroes in West Java to join the fight against the invaders. Finally, they also ended up and fell on the battlefield. Various attacks 2 ta in it. Some of them are:
The name of this hero from West Java has indeed been known by many people. He was born in the city of Tasikmalaya. His role in the Republic of Indonesia is to become the 10th Prime Minister as well as the last prime minister in the country. He died at the age of 52 and was previously Minister of Finance.
Who would have thought that this one hero came from the city of Bandung. He was born far away when Indonesia was not yet independent. His nickname is Starling Harupat. He died at the age of 48 years, precisely a few days after the independence of the Republic of Indonesia, namely on December 20, 1945.
Born in Serang in 1911, Sjafruddin is a freedom fighter and governor of Bank Indonesia. In fact, he also immediately got a mandate from President Soekarno when the Indonesian capital was still in Yogyakarta. He also received the title of Prime Minister in 1958.
This hero from West Java is indeed one of the fighters from Indonesia who was born as a Sundanese. Since childhood, he was interested in the world of education. He also founded a wife’s school. Many of the steps of the Sundanese woman imitate the steps of this heroine.
This strong woman is indeed living in a war situation. He was willing to be with the indigenous people in various kinds of resistance. He earned the title of National hero in Indonesia after 19 years of death.
Who doesn’t know this Indonesian hero? He was an Indonesian independence activist until he became a government minister. This original hero from West Java was born in 1896.
Wars in West Java Province
Various heroes appeared in West Java indirectly indicating that there were several wars taking place in the province. Yep, that’s right. Major wars have taken place. One of the most heroic events occurred in this province is bandung Lautan Api.
Figures including heroes from West Java in this case made a large-scale defense in defending independence. This cannot be separated from the support of the citizens to participate in the fight. This precisely happened not even a year after Indonesia became independent.
The heroic event occurred in March 1946. At that time, hundreds of residents to the TNI together with the people’s welders burned their prices and houses. So, why is this done? This was done with the aim that the Allied armies would not occupy their city.
They scorched the earth themselves and left the northern part of Bandung to the South rah. Previously, the British had given an ultimatum that the entire city of Bandung and its citizens should withdraw with a distance of 11 kilometers. As a result, residents burned houses and this made the wave of fire in Bandung even bigger.
Midnight fell, finally this city became like a dead city. Bandung has become an empty city. Only debris can be found. In fact, heroic and historical events are what made Ismail Marzuki create a song with the title Halo Halo Bandung.
3 Women in West Java
As mentioned earlier, Dewi Sartika is indeed one of the heroes of West Java and is still known today. His struggle in advancing women was apparently indeed greatly admired. Nevertheless, there are many more pioneers of tough women from West Java.
Raden Siti Jenab
This woman who was born in 1890 is indeed a woman with a well-known education system in Indonesia. In fact, he introduced the concept of education tirelessly from the door of one house to the door of the house. Previously, he had attended a school made by Dewi Sartika.
Raden Siti Jenab as one of the heroes of West Java women taught many things. Among them, he teaches about numeracy, Dutch and Malay, to Sundanese.
This woman was born in the city of Garut. The woman taught education using the western style, but translated first in Sundanese. So, the women in Sundanese society will more easily understand it.
RA Lasminingrat is very fluent in using Dutch. In fact, he also translated various Grimm stories such as Cinderella, Rapunzel, and other stories in Sundanese.
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She is better known as Emma. Born in Bandung in 1880, he was a member of Jong Java. Together with some of his colleagues he once founded Dameskring. This is an Indonesian youth and youth organization with a focus on strengthening the nation’s ideals. He is also active in the Second Indonesian Youth Congress.
Historical Places in West Java
Apart from the names of the heroes of West Java, there are many places with high historical value in the province. These places are then built to commemorate or remember the services of those who have fallen fighting on the battlefield. Until now, these places are also still visited a lot.
Bandung Sea of Fire Monument
This one place is evidence of the turbulent events that have occurred in West Java Province. The height of this museum is approximately 45 meters. At the top, there is a symbol of the fire.
Everyone who visits West Java will definitely not escape to visit this place. This building is a silent witness to the attack of dutch and British-backed soldiers in making the nation’s youth fall.
This Monument of Struggle is located in Dipati Ukur. The building is unique to have a shape like Bamboo RUncing. This place has a high historical value because there is a hero museum in it.
Toha Hero Monument
This is also one of the historical places because of the heroic events of Bandung Lautan Api. At that event, Mohamad Toha’s name became one of the fighters. This monument was created in memory of his services.
So many heroes have fallen and dared to fight for independence. No matter the men or women, they tried very hard to make the nation more advanced and free from invaders. The heroes of West Java deserve to be remembered and proud.