Short biography Suzette Bronkhorst
- Suzette is born in Heemstede, on october 22.
- Suzette was a free spirit in the truest sense of the word, outgoing, honest and outspoken. In a way, she was also quite private. One would get to know Suzette's opinion, rather than her soul stirrings. She was the daughter of actress Henny van den Broek and Jaap Bronkhorst. Jaap had survived Auschwitz, as one of the very few members of his family.
- Suzette played the role of Marleen Spaargaren - 11 years old, in the TV series De kleine waarheid. Suzette was very modest about her role, hardly ever mentioned it.
- Suzette left school at an early age.
- Suzette was a staff writer for the first magazine run entirely by young people: Aloha. Around 1974, she a became longtime employee of Amsterdam’s Milky Way and the first Dutch female DJ.
- The news of the Hoyerswerda violent racist attacks on migrants in Germany, shocked Suzette.
- Suzette met Ronald at a City Council meeting of De Groenen.
Suzette visited the Nazi-Deathcamps in Poland, together with her father Jaap Bronkhorst, who had survived Auschwitz, as one of the very few members of his family.
Suzette and Ronald organized the "Never Again Demonstration" in response to violent attacks on asylum seekers in Germany. They founded the Magenta foundation.
Suzette came up with the name Magenta, the name of a colour in the CMYK-printing model. When SuZ worked for Aloha Magazine, she learned that Magenta-ink sometimes behaves as a dominant colour in traditional printing.
Suzette and Ronald joined the Digital City (DDS), a Dutch Freenet that started on January 15, 1994 in the municipality of Amsterdam.
Suzette and Ronald created several project websites like Eye to Eye and AntiRacismewebNL.
Suzette and Ronald started the first Internet Discrimination Hotline worldwide. The then Minister of Internal Affairs, Hans Dijkstal, opened the Hotline (Meldpunt Discriminatie Internet / MDI) on March 21, 1997 [report] in the De Balie debate center in Amsterdam. The Hotline was funded by the Ministry of Justice.
The MDI investigated reports of (alleged) expressions of discrimination, racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, homophobia and tried to find out who was responsible. If such an internet statement was punishable under the Dutch Criminal Code, the MDI informed the provider, and if the statement was not removed, the reporter or the MDI reported it to the Public Prosecution Service. However, this is no different from what applies to any other Dutch citizen, which means that the actual power of the MDI was also limited. The MDI, on the other hand, possessed legal knowledge and experience, and thus offered citizens and organizations assistance in removing criminal material.
- Suzette lost her older brother, Donald E. Jongejans, who died on June 26, 2000, at the age of 52.
- Suzette's father Jaap Bronkhorst finally published his memoirs, an account of his war experiences as a surviving shoah victim: Zestig jaar later. Suzette had typed out her father's audio-tapes years before, but Jaap had been in doubt for a long time whether his history would add anything to the already existing books.
...is dedicated to Suzette Bronkhorst and Ronald Eissens, and their relentless, uncompromising battle against racism, discrimination, fascism, extremism and cyber hate. We will preserve their legacy and continue to give our best for a better world, a world of peace, hope and respect for all.