The strikers’ demands were simple – union recognition and an end to low pay.
The White Rose is one of the best-known German resistance groups against the Nazi fascist regime.
The National government, led by Sidney Holland, in an attempt to break the strike, implemented harsh measures including censoring the press from reporting on the strike and making it illegal to provide food and money to the striking workers and their families
He was released after spending 27 years in jail for his role in anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.
With the noose around her neck, she cried out: “Long live the Communist Party, and partisans! Fight, people, for your freedom! Do not surrender to the evildoers! I will be killed, but there are those who will avenge me!”
The workers accused the company management of deliberately engineering the apparent lack of profitability of the plant to justify closure, despite the annual sales figures showing increased profits.
Coming barely a year after the Russian Revolution, the Secretary of State for Scotland declared the strike a “Bolshevist uprising.”
The assassination led to massive protests in Philippines against the witch-hunting of communist and peace activists by right wing Rodrigo Duterte regime.
His assassin was Nathuram Godse, belonging to far-right Hindu organization, Hindu Mahasabha.
The strike in St. Kitts was part of wave of labor uprisings in the British Caribbean colonies in 1930s.
The camp became a major site of the Nazis’ Final Solution to the Jewish Question, where more than one million Jews, Poles, Romani and Soviet prisoners of war (POWs) were exterminated, many in gas chambers.