The Statue De Dokwerker remembering the February strike.
The February Strike, also known as the Strike of February 1941,
was a general strike in the Netherlands during World War II, organized
by the then-outlawed Communist Party of the Netherlands in defence of
persecuted Dutch Jews and against the anti-Jewish measures and
activities of the Nazis in general. Its direct causes were a series of
arrests and pogroms held by the Germans in the Jewish neighbourhood of
Amsterdam. The strike started on 25 February and was largely struck
down the next day.
The 1941 February Strike was the first and only direct action
undertaken against the anti-Jewish measures of the Nazis in occupied
Europe, and it was carried out and supported overwhelmingly by
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