French Trotskyists under the Occupation

A Hand Extended to the German Worker!

Source: La Vérité May 20, 1943;
Translated: for by Mitchell Abidor.

We can’t put in the same bag the German soldier and the Nazi, the German worker and the capitalist, the one who is responsible and the one who isn’t.

The French know that if they are hungry, if they are hunted, if they are deported en masse, and if the best of them are tortured and killed it’s not the fault of the German soldier or worker, but that of the fascists of Germany assisted by the collaborationists of France; of German capitalists assisted by those of France. We are not enemies. Our common enemy is capitalism!

Wir sind keine Feinde! Unser gemeinsamer Feinde ist der Kapitalsimus!