Description letter for the merger conference of the business organization “Government” and the business organization of Dutch mail, Telegraph and telephone workers. Published in 1947. This document once belong to the Rood Verzetsfront (Red Resistance Front) archive. The Red Resistance Front existed from 1977 to 1985. Former members of the Red Youth (a communist group) and its affiliated Red Aid were active in the organisation. The RVF was an aid organization for the “armed resistance” in Western Europe, together with a large number of pamphlets mainly protesting against the detention situation of imprisoned members of the German Red Army Faction (RAF) The RVF also conducted and coordinated actions against the European Parliament elections, which were held for the first time in 1979. The group saw it as part of a political structure that would give Germany and the United States too much power in Europe.
Leaflet from the Social Democratic Woman’s Club about ceasefire day. Armistice Day on November 11 is the annual commemoration of the ceasefire of 11 November 1918, which meant the end of the First World War.
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.