The three percent of the world population who know what “3%” means, and this is their symbol.
They are fighting for freedom and equality, they fight against discrimination of people with tattoos, against racism and fascism. They speak up for justice. A necessary evil in order to achieve peace and harmony on earth that every human being deserves, regardless of race and religion (or non-religion). Always think: “If not us – who? If not now – when?”
Their flag is black with a green “3” sign. It also includes an eagle as a symbol of freedom and power; symbols which were used by such dictators as Adolf Hitler or Benito Mussolini – precisely those they want to fight against.
The three percent tattoo stands for the belief that there were only 3% of the population who fought against the fascist government in German occupied Europe during World War II, which ultimately led to a victory.
There is a widespread theory – or mythology – considering all those people as heroes and called them The Resistance also known as Armia Krajowa (Home Army), but many people were fighting on both sides not by choice, but due to being born into those nations.
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In fact it means that nobody was leading this battle for freedom from Nazism, however it took place under Hitler’s rule. In France The Vichy Regime passed laws discriminating citizens with tattoos as well as Jews and other enemies of the state upon the German invasion. Later the persecution of Jews was organized by Vichy’s own officials with assistance from French police, which favored collaboration with Nazi Germany (what is now called “collaborationism”).
From 1942-44 there were several movements within the whole Europe to overthrow the fascist regimes and bring peace back to their countries after 5 years of war. For example, in Poland The Armia Krajowa began an armed guerrilla resistance against the occupying Nazis as early as February 1940, but it wasn’t until after Operation Barbarossa that they took full military action. They were outnumbered by German forces little more than 40 thousand soldiers but managed to free half of Warsaw from Nazi control during the Warsaw Uprising; eventually defeated by SS chief Heinrich Himmler “the architect of the Holocaust”.
In Italy The National Liberation Committee was formed by pro-Allied Italian resistance members as a multi-partisan unitary network to organize and conduct guerrilla warfare against German forces in northern Italy after the Allied retreat from Sicily, eventually gaining military strength as all the separate Italian resistance movements coalesced into a single anti-fascist fighting force. They were promptly defeated later that year by Mussolini’s fascist republic. In France Charles de Gaulle was among those who escaped France only to be given leadership over the French Resistance which was given vital support from Britain. He led them until liberation in 1944. During this time he gave rise to the famous rallying cry of “France has lost a battle, but not the war” because France would not give in to the Germans and continued the fight.
In Belgium The Belgian resistance was formed before D-day, among elected members of the Belgian parliament and government in exile in London; their official motto became “Honor bound to defend our rights.” By August 1944, two brigades of the 2nd Division (the 1st and 5th) participated with Allied forces in Operation Market Garden; they did not see much combat during this campaign though. In Bulgaria The anti-fascist movement was active long before its participation alongside Soviet forces in World War II. Bulgarian partisans carried out a sabotage campaign beginning in early 1941, then responded to various Jewish grievances between March and September 1943 after assembling an independent partisan militia which absorbed much of the pre-war resistance movement. In Denmark The Danish resistance movement was one of the four branches that made up the anti-nazi underground in various countries, as well as isolated acts of sabotage and gathering information from abroad. They were organized by the Communist Party which at first guided a few demonstrations but eventually supported sabotage actions against both Nazis and Danes who co-operated with them after failed sabotage attempts by other groups. Finally they were responsible for helping Jews escape across Øresund to Sweden during October 1943 until February 1944, when Nazi Gestapo chief Heinrich Himmler ordered increased surveillance on individuals who had been involved in earlier smuggling operations.
In Norway After various clashes between pro-Nazi collaborator police troops and partisan groups, the Norwegian resistance movement formed a unified organization, the Militær Organisasjon (M.O), which provided both military and intelligence training to its members in Sweden and Great Britain; they were supplied with sabotage material by British-based Special Operations Executive agents. By 1944 the Germans had been driven out of Norway and many collaborators had fled; when they returned to Norway in 1945, some were killed on the spot while others were interned for trial in Norway or sentenced after trials in Germany after World War II ended. The United States ran clandestine operations in various Scandinavian countries (Denmark and Norway) during WWII and gave them varying degrees of support.