The Dutch Railways

The Netherlands have been in the grip of a series of Railway strikes, the last few weeks. The staff is not pleased with their new work agreements, hence the strikes. Of course it is their good right to do so, However I couldn’t help but wonder ‘Why didn’t they go on strike between 1941 and 1944?’ . In those years more then 100,000 fellow Dutchmen and women were transported to their deaths, on basically the same rail tracks.

Now I know there had been a few strikes, and of course there was always that threat of being punished by the Nazi regime, but if they had displayed a united front, I wonder how many lives would have been saved.

These are just some of those trains that were technically used as weapons of mass destruction.


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