Podcast about the February 1941 strike

Published on Monday, February 22News

STRIKE, STRIKE, STRIKE! This week it was 80 years ago that tens of thousands of Dutch people, in the middle of the war, responded to this urgent call and put down their work on February 25 and 26, 1941. The reason was a raid in Amsterdam in which the Germans arrested and deported nearly 400 Jews. The February strike of 1941 was the only open protest against the persecution of the Jews in occupied Europe.

Rob Trip went in search of the story behind the February strike and made a podcast about it. The five episodes can be heard, in Dutch, from today via this link.

Traditionally, the February strike is commemorated on Thursday 25 February 2021 at the Dockworker on the Jonas Daniël Meijerplein in De Plantage. Due to the Corona measures, the commemoration takes place this time with a limited group, without  audience and without a parade along the Dockworker.
However, the commemoration can be followed on television, in a broadcast of the NOS at 4.30 pm.

Listen to Rob Trip’s podcast here

Picture: Erik Schaap