Dr. Esther Captain is a historian who works as a senior researcher for the Nationaal Comité 4 en 5 mei in Amsterdam. She is also associated with the Centre for the Humanities of Utrecht University. She specializes in the heritage of the Second World War in the overseas territories and multiple, post-colonial memories and histories. The works she has written include Oorlogserfgoed overzee. De erfenis van de Tweede Wereldoorlog in Aruba, Curaçao, Indonesië enSuriname [Overseas War Legacy: The Legacy of World War II in the Former Dutch Colonies] (Amsterdam: Bert Bakker, 2010).