CELEBRATION IN MEMORY OF THE FIRST GENERAL STRIKE IN OCCUPIED EUROPE ON APRIL 14th 1942

The Hellenic Post honors the first General Strike in Europe under German rule, which was initiated by the Greek post office employees on April 14th 1942.

In occupied Athens, plagued by famine, disease and death, the employees of the Central Post Office dared to defy the death penalty, which was the punishment imposed on strikers, and decided to go on strike.

“Even enslaved people can fight; and be victorious... after seven days and seven nights in the streets. A victory which will remain memorable in the years to come”.

This great victory will be celebrated on Monday April 14th 2014 at 12:30 p.m. in Kotzia square, the starting point of the strike of 1942.

Colleagues,

We invite all of you to attend the celebration in memory of this event, which will take place for the first time in 72 years after that glorious chapter of our country's history.