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Remembering the First Act of Resistance Against Fascism

In late May 1941, just a month had passed after the surrender of Athens to the Germans, who were in the process of seizing Crete. Two young Greeks, Manolis Glezos and Lakis Santas, like thousands of Athenians, couldn't stand seeing...

Archive Film of Greece’s Liberation from the Nazis (Video)

Among the archive footage released when British Pathé put its entire back catalogue of vintage newsreels on YouTube last week was film dating back in 1944 of Greece’s liberation from Nazi occupation by British and ELAS (Greek People's Liberation Army) partisan troops. The first...

Distomo Remembers 1944 Nazi Massacre

June 10 was a somber day in the Greek village of Distomo, the 69th anniversary of the massacre of most of its citizens by Nazis in a reprisal raid. On that day in 1944, an SS phalanx, along with other...