February 25, 1941: Today the “1941 February Strike” is remembered in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It was exactly 73 years that the Communist Party of the Netherlands, then illegal, called for a general strike to resist the persecution of Jewish people. More than 300,000 people participated in the strike. It is considered to be one of the biggest acts of resistance in the Netherlands during the Nazi occupation.
Machine gunners of the far eastern Red Army in the USSR, during the German invasion of 1941.
Kharkiv, Ukraine: Communists gather to defend the statue of Lenin from fascist coup forces, February 23, 2014.
On February 22 a synagogue in Zaporizhia was attacked and last week Communist party offices were destroyed by german-backed fascists.
Soviet sniper Roza Shanina (right) with her spotter. 3rd Belorussian Front, just inside East Prussia, January 1945.