This statue, sculpted by famous Dutch artist Mari Andriessen, is located outside the Portuguese Synagogue and commemorates the February Strike held in Amsterdam in 1941. The general strike, organized by the Dutch Communist Party, was in protest of the Nazi occupation of The Netherlands, and particularly the round-up of Jewish residents on February 22 and 23, 1941. On these days over 400 young men were arrested and sent to their deaths at the Mauthausen concentration camp. The statue was unveiled in 1952 by reigning Dutch monarch, Queen Juliana, and takes the form of a stalwart looking dockworker standing with his head high and shoulders back in defiance.
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