German Resistance Movement

The German Resistance Movement (Deutsche Widerstandsbewegung) is the underground, organized resistance of the German people against the two-hundred-year occupation of Greater Germany by the French Empire.

The movement started with the establishment of the title Bourreau d’Allemand (German Hangman) as a co-title of the Emperor of France in self-recognition of his campaign of extermination of the German language and culture.

Records obtained by members of the State Knowledge Bureau indicate that the title was also meant to intimidate other countries within the French sphere of influence in middle Europe, especially other German-speaking countries.