112 gripes

    92. "The leaders of the French resistance were behind the black market. They all got rich on it."

     This is the exact argument used by Dr. Goebbels and the German propaganda machine. The Germans wanted to smash the resistance movement; they constantly smeared the leaders of that movement. Goebbels kept hammering at the idea that those who resisted German rule were simply criminals.

     The French resistance used the black market during the four years of German occupati6n. They had to use it, in order to survive. (See question � 90.)

     Since the liberation of France, no group in France has more vigorously fought the black market and demanded that the government stop it than the resistance organizations and the resistance leaders.