Unique polish propaganda non-public document. It contains instructions published by Central Committee of The Polish United Workers’ Party with annotation printed to top of the front wrapper: „Exclusively For Inner-Party Use” (Wylacznie do uzytku organizacji partyjnych) titled: „On The Tasks Of Party Organizations In Elections To National Councils”, Warsaw, October 1954. The instructions were published for party members on how to organise propaganda agitation due to the first elections to national councils in Poland in 1954. It contains detailed, step by step instruction in 9 points, agitation work which should guarantee to win election by the Polish United Workers’ Party. The Polish United Workers’ Party (PZPR), was the far-left communist party which ruled the Polish People’s Republic as a one-party state from 1948 to 1989. Elections to national councils in Poland in 1954 – the first post-war elections to national councils in the People’s Republic of Poland, held on December 5, 1954 on the basis of the newly adopted Constitution. One list was voted on. It was announced that the turnout ranged from 92-96%, and the candidates of the National Front won 97-99% of the votes.
Price: 70.00 euro Size: 39x20cm./15.3×7.8inch. Weight: 10gr./0.3oz.
Very unique Polish propaganda document from around the 1950’s and it is about the award title „Wzorowy zolnierz” – „Honored Soldier”, it was a honorary title (and badge) awarded from the 1950’s to the soldiers of the Polish Army. The presented document is typescript informing about awarding honorary title “Honored Soldier” for private first class Krzysztof Apel and was signed by hand by military unit commander military unit no.1035 and deputy commander military unit no.1035 for political matters and with a stamp of the 1035 unit. Unit no.1035 was military 10th Railway Regiment named after “Silesian Insurgents” with headquarter in the Przemysl Fortress in Poland. The document reads:”“[…] private first class Krzysztof Apel, who performs the honorable and responsible duty of military service in our unit, belongs to the rank of the best soldiers, excelling in combat and political training and discipline […] our soldier congratulations and heartfelt thanks for raising son to be a sincere patriot and a good Citizen of People’s Poland, documenting his love for the homeland through honest military actions […]”.
Price: 70.00 euro Size: 34x28cm./13.3x11inch. Weight: 10gr./0.3oz.
Unique polish numbered propaganda document (no. 1746) from the 1945-1950 period. It was awarded as an extraordinary promotion for deserved workers rebuilding Warsaw after being destroyed in the Second World War by Nazi Germany. The text on the award document says:”Warsaw Reconstruction Diploma Mr A.K. He deserved the reconstruction of the Capital of Poland – Warsaw, which was destroyed by the barbarian Nazi invader, by dedicated work. Document number is 1746, Signed President of Warsaw Stanislaw Tolwinski and Chairman of the Executive Committee of N.R.O.W Gen. Div. Marian Spychalski”. The diploma was designed in 1945 by Jan Mucharski and was in use as an award for deserved workers, who worked hard in rebuliding Warsaw after the destruction of war to the city. It was given to the outstanding workers when Tołwiński was president of Warsaw in years 1945-1950. There is a smal missing piece without harmfull to the text in the diploma on the top of the document.
(5.20) Price: 5.00 euro Size: 13x9cm./5.1×3.5inch. Weight: 10gr./0.7oz.
Membership booklet of the Communist Party Netherlands (CPN) issued in 1969. A member had to pay a weekly tribute depending on his of her income. With each payment a sticker would put in the book for proof.
Flyer from newspaper De Waarheid for recruting new subscribers. The flyer is from around 1980. De Waarheid was a Dutch newspaper of communist signature. The magazine started in 1940 during the German occupation as a resistance newspaper. The first issue was published in November 1940 and later the magazine became one of the most important illegal magazines of the occupation. After the Liberation, the newspaper continued as a daily newspaper. Although it also brought general news, it was also the party magazine of the Communist Party of the Netherlands (CPN), making it comparable to Pravda, the mouthpiece of the communist party in the Soviet Union (whose name also means truth). For some time, De Waarheid was the largest daily newspaper in the Netherlands, but during the Cold War its circulation dropped significantly to less than ten thousand. In 1990 the newspaper was closed.
Part of Dutch communist newspaper De Waarheid (menaing “The Truth” or in Russian: “Pravda”). On the back there is congratulations of various communist organisations from around the world for the 60th. anniversary of the CPN, Communst Party Netherlands. Printed in 1978.
Pamflet for announcing cultural manifestation held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on the 13th. of January 1979 by the anti-neutron bomb organisation. The pamflet at the top says:”We against the neutron bomb”.
Support actioncard for the anti-atomic bomb movement. The card reads:”We are againt the neutron bomb. Support action for the campaign: Stop the neutron bomb, stop the nuclear arms race”. The card is made probably around 1980 at the height of the anti atomic bombs movement.
Information paper made by the Februari Strike Commitee for the yearly commemoration of the Februari Strike wich happend in 1941 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The February Strike was a general strike in the German-occupied Netherlands in 1941, 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. The direct causes were a series of arrests and pogroms held by the Germans in the Jewish neighbourhood of Amsterdam. It started on 25 February 1941 and lasted for two days; on 26 February, 300,000 people joined the strike. The strike was harshly suppressed by the Germans after three days. The 1941 February Strike is considered to be the first public protest against the Nazis in occupied Europe,and the only mass protest against the deportation of Jews to be organized by non-Jews. Three communist organizers were shot to death after the strike and 12 communist organizers were sent to jails in Germany.
Entrance ticket for a gathering organized by the May 1st. (Labour Day) committee in the Netherlands. The ticket is from the late 70’s/early 80’s. It was organised in Amsterdam and after the gathering, with speakers and performances, there was a demonstration. The ticket is ripped wich was done when you entered the building with the ticket. There will be very few of this ticket left, if not this is the only one.
Price: 2.50 euro Size: 21.5x15cm./8.4×5.9inch. Pages: 12
Brochure of the speech giving by Henk Hoekstra (party member of the Communist Party Netherlands) in 1981 to commemorate the February Strike in WWII (1941). The February Strike was a general strike in the German-occupied Netherlands in 1941, 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. The direct causes were a series of arrests and pogroms held by the Germans in the Jewish neighbourhood of Amsterdam. It started on 25 February 1941 and lasted for two days; on 26 February, 300,000 people joined the strike. The strike was harshly suppressed by the Germans after three days. The 1941 February Strike is considered to be the first public protest against the Nazis in occupied Europe,and the only mass protest against the deportation of Jews to be organized by non-Jews. Three communist organizers were shot to death after the strike and 12 communist organizers were sent to jails in Germany.
Price: 2.50 euro Size: 65x44cm./25.5×17.3inch. Pages: 4
Special edition/appendix wich came with the communist dutch newspaper De Waarheid (Pravda in Russian, meaning The Truth) to celebrate the 60th. birthday of the CPN (Communist Party Netherlands) in 1979.
Price: 2.50 euro Size: 22x13cm./8.6×5.1inch. Weight: 20gr./0.71oz. Pages: 8
Transcript of a speech from Henk Hoekstra (Communist Party Netherlands) in parlement 1977. Around that time there were several hostage situations from the Moluccan community in The Netherlands. Demanding there own Moluccan state within Indonesia. Because Indonesia was a former colony from the Netherlands there was a huge Moluccan community present.
Price: 1.00 euro Size: 21x15cm./8.2×5.9inch. Weight: 7gr./0.2oz.
Old folder from the Pegasus publisher in Amsterdam. Made around 1980. The text on the folder reads:”Books that should not be missing on the shelf of a progressive person”. Pegasus was the publishing house of the Communist Party of the Netherlands (CPN), based in Amsterdam where it also had a bookshop. At that time, among other things, most of the major works of Marx, Engels and Lenin were published, and the official History of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Nowadays, the publisher annex bookshop mainly focuses on Slavic studies (dictionaries, teaching aids, etc.) and literature and reading material from Eastern Europe.
Price: 2.50 euro Size: 29.5x21cm./11.6×8.2inch. Weight: 62gr./2.1oz. Pages: 12
Newspaper clippings collected in booklet with staples. These articles were collected by the CPN (Communistic Party Netherlands) in 1979. Due to government cuts there were large scale strikes in The Netherlands in 1978/1979. Out of disstatisfaction with the coverage in the established newspapers the CPN collected some of these articles and some articles of communistic newspaper “The Waarheid” (In Russian “Pravda”) who was on the side of the strikers.
Announcement about a CPN (Communistic Party Netherlands) for a congress and demonstration. The text on the cards reads:”Demonstration, Congress. For International Solidarity, For Defence Of The Standard Of Living, For Immediate Reduction Of Arms Expensives”. The card is made around 1980. The Communist Party of the Netherlands was a Dutch communist party. The party was founded in 1909 as the Social-Democratic Party (SDP). On May 15, 1940, immediately after the German occupation, the party decided to organize an underground movement. In July 1940 the Nazi occupation force banned the CPN. The party continued illegally. Together with the much smaller anti-Stalinist communist party RSAP the only pre-war organisation that already in 1940 protested against the anti-Semitic measures by the German occupiers. It published a resistance newspaper called De Waarheid (“The Truth”, in Russian: Pravda). Both took part in the February Strike in 1941, the largest act of resistance in the Netherlands. In 1989 the party merged with three other small leftwing parties to form the GreenLeft. In 1991 disstatisfied members left and formed the New Communist Party wich still exist today.