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.