Jean-Marie Le Pen given suspended jail term for saying Nazi occupation of France ‘wasn’t particularly inhumane’
Le Pen said nothing but the truth about the German occupation in France, of course the average french citizen resented the occupation (as any normal person doesn’t like to see his own country under the control of a foreign power) but it was a quite civilised occupation.
Some years ago he stated that the holocaust ‘has been exaggerated and was only a minor event’of the WW2. Again, objectively he said the truth, but was condemned to pay a fine of 180.000 € for that.
Because France had a very rich and productive primary sector it is estimated the country contributed up to 1/3 of the german war effort, in fact it was a time when french economy flourished, the industrials, farmers and traders were well happy, business was going extremely well, the germans bought (paid for) all the production.
Some very interesting pics about the German occupation in France:
The “Cafés”, bistrôts and Restaurants in Paris were always full of germans and french couples, life was not much different from “normal times”
Wall Street Journal Piece and their photo above
German troops with band playing, marching in Paris, 1941
The famous cabaret Moulin Rouge and Brasserie Dupont-Cyrano, 1942
Busy streets of Paris-The Horrors
Famous show-house/theatre Le Chapiteau
Only after June 1942 it was mandatory for all the jews (older than 6 yr) in occupied France to be identified with the yellow star of David, this pic was taken in Rue du Rivoli – Paris, after June 1942
Zoo of Vincennes full of people
Velo(bicicle)-taxi, very common at that time
Les Halles (central market of Paris), July 1942
Quartier du Marais, rue des rosiers, a jewish man (behind the lady) with the yellow david star walking calmly, like he was doing his regular morning walk
Cinema Lux, Bastille, the film “Haut le vent” by J. de Baroncelli
Trocadero on any given sunday, in front of the Eiffel Tower, like today a favourite place for youngs to play…is that a skate board ?!
Elysées subway station in 1943 (today the same station is called Franklin Roosevelt) 😎
The Hippodrome (horse racing track) of Longchamp in 1943
Young girl participant of the “Vincennes cours” (race) in 1941
Kommandantur (center of german military command), Place de l’Opéra, almost no guards
Crowd in front of the Jeune Front office at Av.des Champs Elysées (office to promote cooperation and recruitment of french willing to actively support the Axis) in 1940
French civilians and German soldiers coming out of the mass in the Church de la Madeleine
Civilians bathing, getting tanned at the Seine, 1943
Translation: “Visit the International Exhibition: Bolshevism against Europe at Wagram Avenue”
Translation: “They give their blood…give thy work to save Europe from Bolshevism”
Translation: “If you want to earn much more, come to work in Germany” …many did
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French children of Wehrmacht soldiers seek German nationality
Their mothers were French, their fathers were German soldiers in Nazi-occupied France. Some 200,000 children endured scorn and often hid their father’s identity. Now some have begun applying for German citizenship.
Thousands of German soldiers fathered children in occupied France
More than 200,000 children fathered by German soldiers were raised by their French mothers after the Nazi occupation of France during World War II, according to Paris historian Fabrice Vergili.
Mijo Panier, fathered by a Wehrmacht soldier and born in 1943, recently applied for German citizenship. “I am proud to be German and French, proud of my dual nationality. I will use one and then the other,” she said.
Modern France under Jewish Control Today
Marbeuf-Champs Elysées subway station in 1943 (today the same station is called Franklin Roosevelt) 😎
According to F.j. P. Veale, the real horror of France began when the French communists began to kill German soldiers, blow up railways and bridges and other such terrorist activities. All these activities were against the Geneva convention which had tried to prevent such a thing from happening, for , as the Americans have found out in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Vietnam, when civilians kill soldiers all Hell breaks out. And that is exactly what happened all through occupied Europe. In France, for example, the murder of German soldiers also included the murder of “collaborators” by the tens of thousands , and then the murder within the French community by the French for the sake of robbery, revenge , and domestic quarrels.
This terror really got bad when the Germans were finally driven out of France for the Germans had maintained some form of civility in France while they were there. But when they were driven out , the French murdered as many as 100, 000 of their own for all of the above reasons and more. On top of all this horror, the British, while fighting the Germans, had bombed France and killed three times as many French as the Germans had killed in England during the Blitz…about 125, 000, which, of course, did not made the atmosphere nor the conditions in France any better.
All this from a country, England, that did not help the French in their hour of need against the famous “end run” the Germans had done to defeat the French in the war, the exit of the British troops at Dunkirk, and the follow-up bombing of the French fleet which killed several thousand French sailors because the Brits were afraid that the Nazis would use the French fleet in the war despite the fact the French surrender terms had stated that this would not be done. The British , unlike the Germans, had a four hundred year history of wars and how to win them , and this, of course, included methods of starting and conducting wars that most of us prefer not to learn.