France Under German Nazi Occupation WW2- Color Photos
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 civilized 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, perhaps better.
Fashionable Women at Hippodrome Horsetrack of Longchamp
After June 1942, Jews had to wear badges, Rue du Ruvoli