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Persecution of Trade Unionists poster

Why would workers go on strike? What rights should workers have? Why would a government abolish trade unions?

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Persecution of trade unionists notes

Teaching notes on the content and usage of the 'Persecution of trade unionists' section of the resource, together with advice on the pedagogical challenges and conceptual issues it raises.

This photograph of a picket was taken in Berlin in February 1931. It depicts print workers who had called a wildcat strike following a decision by the Ministry of Labour to reduce their wages by 6 per cent. It illustrates the growing industrial unrest of the last years of Weimar Republic which the Nazis exploited to spread fears of socialist revolution.

photo © bpk

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