Dutch Communist Party

This Dutch political party sought to build up a communist society based on the example of Russia. Before the war, the CPN – in which the principle of the equality of all workers was paramount – had a large number of Jews among its members. The German forces banned the CPN shortly after they occupied the Netherlands. Many of the party’s members took part in the resistance. They were prominent in the illegal armed organization RVV (Resistance Council), for instance, besides which they published the illegal newspaper De Waarheid. CPN members were involved in organizing the February Strike.

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