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Author Reexamines Greek Famine During Years of Nazi Occupation

Just one week before the great national holiday of OXI Day, when the nation of Greece proudly commemorates its leader declaring a clear "No!" to the forces of fascism, it is timely to take another look at life under...

The Massacre of Hundreds of Civilians at Viannos, Crete, Still Haunts Greece

The Viannos area massacres, known as the “Viannos Holocaust,” was a mass extermination campaign launched by Nazi forces against the civilian residents of around 20 villages located in the areas of east Viannos and west Ierapetra provinces on the...

Kastellorizo: The First Greek Land Liberated from the Nazis

On September 13, 1943, a Greek destroyer sailed in all its glory to the small port of Kastellorizo, the south-easternmost island of Greece, marking the beginning of the end of the German occupation of Greece. The sight of the Greek...

The Holocaust of Greek Jews

Once thriving communities in several Greek cities, about 59,000 Greek Jews were victims of the Holocaust or 83 percent of the total number living in Greece at the time of World War II and the German Occupation. Thessaloniki was the cultural...

Kalavryta: The Bloodiest Nazi Massacre in Greece

December 13, 1943 marks the date of the worst atrocity committed in Greece by the Nazi occupying forces, as more than 500 innocent civilians were executed, and the entire town of Kalavryta was burned to the ground. The Massacre of...