On this day, 31 August 1942, a wildcat general strike broke out in Luxembourg in opposition to the occupying Nazi regime’s order to conscript young people into the German army. Steelworkers and primary school teachers walked out, and postal workers began a go-slow before walking out the following day, refusing to deliver telegrams from the German trade union ordering a return to work under pain of execution. This is a short history of the strike:


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