Dr. Rémy Limpach is a Swiss-Dutch historian. He has a master’s degree in History from the University of Bern, Switzerland, and in 2015 obtained a doctorate (summa cum laude) from that same institution on Dutch mass violence during the Indonesian War of Independence 1945 -1949. The Dutch commercial edition of his doctoral thesis De brandende kampongs van Generaal Spoor (The burning villages of General Spoor) was published in September 2016.
Since 2014, Limpach has been attached to the academic staff of the Netherlands Institute of Military History (NIMH). He is specialised in Dutch colonial history in the 20th century and his main area of study is the Indonesian War of Independence and the violence that was applied during this conflict. He has published several Dutch and English publications on these topics, including: ‘Extreem Nederlands militair geweld in Indonesië 1945-1949’ [Extreme Dutch military violence in Indonesia 1945-1949], Militaire Spectator 185-10 (2016) 416-429; ‘Business as usual. Dutch mass violence in the Indonesian War of Independence 1945-1949’, in: Bart Luttikhuis and Dirk Moses ed., Colonial Counterinsurgency and Mass Violence, The Dutch Empire in Indonesia (Routledge, New York 2014) 64-90.