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Greece Remembers the Cold-Blooded Nazi Massacre at Distomo

The massacre at Distomo remains to this day one of the most heinous crimes the Nazis committed against innocent women and children, just months before the German occupying forces pulled out of Greece. On June 10, 1944, Fritz Laufenbach, captain of...

Kassel Citizens Welcome Greek and German Presidents with Placards "Distomo Massacre: Never Again"

German citizens of Kassel welcomed the presidents of Greece and Germany holding placards reading in Greek "Distomo massacre: never again" referring to the number of 218 people executed by the German troops in order to honor the memory of...

Distomo: 73th Anniversary of Nazi Massacre

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras posted a message on Twitter on the day of memory of the Nazi atrocities in Distomo on June 10, 1944. "We do not forget the crimes of the Nazis, we do not forget history. We honor...

Preserving History, Fighting neo-Nazism are Best Ways to Honour Victims of Distomo, Says Minister

The best way to honour the victims of the Nazi atrocities in the village of Distomo is to preserve the historical memory and stop neo-Nazism from spreading, Greek Alternate Defence Minister Dimitris Vitsas said on Friday, in a message...

Distomo Commemorates on 71th Anniversary of Nazi Massacre

A series of events will commemorate the victims of the massacre committed 71 years ago by the Nazi occupation forces at Distomo, in the prefecture οf Voiotia, in central Greece. The mayors and community leaders of towns and villages that...

Greek Police: Dead Suspect Linked to Sensational Paleokostas Prison Break

In a sensational new turn in the case, police on Saturday reported that the suspect killed during a counter-terrorism operation at Nea Aghialos in Volos was none other than the pilot of the helicopter in which notorious criminal Vassilis...

One Dead, Two Arrested in Greek Anti-Terrorism Operation

The Greek police counter-terrorism unit located and arrested two of the three people said to be involved in a bank robbery in Distomo last August, during a special operation held on Friday afternoon in Nea Anchialos, Volos, Central Greece. Georgios Petrakakos, Spyridon...

Argyris Sfoundouris: The Man Who Reminded Germany the Nazi Crimes at Distomo

Argyris Sfoundouris was only four years old on June 10, 1944. He was playing with his three sisters in his home in Distomo, in central Greece, when suddenly some men in uniform broke down the door, dragged his parents out in...

German TV Show Supports Greece’s Claims Over Debt and Distomo Massacre

German television show "Die Anstalt" aired an excellent 15-minute sketch on the Greek debt and the creditors' demands, concluding with Greece's rightful claims for war reparations from Germany. The show aired on German public broadcaster ZDF and started with three...

Bild: Germany May Have Moral Obligation to Compensate Distomo Victims' Families

German newspaper Bild brings up the issue of compensation to victim's families of the SS massacre in the village of Distomo in June 1944 and raises the question of Germany's moral obligation. The article under the title "We survived the...