Romy Fernandez
The strike is remembered each year on 25 February in Amsterdam. The general strike, which is known as February Strike, began on 25 February 1941 in response to anti-Jewish measures the German occupiers of the Netherlands. The February Strike was called by the then illegal Dutch Communist Party, and Amsterdam dockworkers went on strike in solidarity with the 425 Jews arrested by the Germans previously and deported to the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria. The February Strike is commemorated every year with a ceremony at the dockworker statue on Jonas Daniël Meyerplein, in the former Jewish quarter of Amsterdam.