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The Black Day Nazi Germany Attacked Greece in WWII

It was April 6, 1941 when Germany launched a massive attack on Greece's northern border after Italy failed to capture the country.

World War II Drama Written By and Starring Tom Hanks To Premiere July 10

The World War II film "Greyhound", which was written by and stars Tom Hanks, will be premiering on Apple TV+ on July 10. The movie takes place in 1942, shortly before the US entered World War II on the side...

The Forgotten Tragedy of 4,100 Italian Prisoners Who Drowned off Athens

This Sunday, Greece will honor the memory of the 4,100 Italian prisoners of war who perished in the Saronic Gulf in 1944 while aboard the Norwegian steamship "ORIA." This monumental human tragedy, which took place during the horrific years of World...

''If There is Any Hell in This World, it is Here,'' PM Mitsotakis Declares from Auschwitz

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, attending the commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, toured the camp today along with his wife Mareva Grabowski Mitsotakis. "I come to this place with great emotion; a place that has been...

Evzone Featured in Iconic Photo in Historic LIFE Magazine 79 Years Ago

It was mid-December 1940, approximately fifty days after the outbreak of the Greco-Italian war, when the American magazine ''LIFE'' featured a Greek Evzone on its cover. At that time, ''LIFE'' magazine was the leading American publication in photojournalism. At a time...

WWII Hand Grenade Found in Abandoned House in Athens

A hand grenade dating all the way back to World War II was discovered on Thursday in an abandoned house in Athens. The hand grenade was found by a worker inside a house in the downtown neighborhood of Exarcheia in...

President Pavlopoulos Officially Opens New Wing of Jewish Museum in Thessaloniki

The President of the Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos officially opened the new wing of the Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki on Sunday afternoon. In his remarks, President Pavlopoulos noted the need to remember that the Holocaust was the most atrocious crime against humanity...

Germany Rejects Greece's Demand for War Reparations

Germany officially rejected Greece's demand for war reparations. In June of this year, Greece once again asked Germany to return billions of euros lost as a result of the German occupation of Greece during World War II. Nazi occupiers took billions...

Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg to Produce WWII Series for Apple

Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg have joined up to produce a series set in WWII titled "Masters of the Air", which will air exclusively on Apple's new streaming service. The series is the third part of a highly successful trilogy...

Germany Completely Rejects Greek Demands for War Reparations

One day after the Greek ambassador in Berlin presented a ''note verbale'' to the German Foreign Affairs Ministry, asking Germany to negotiate with Greece on outstanding World War I and II reparations and compensation, the German Ministry issued a direct...