Greek resistance

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...

The Statistics of Pride: Greek Resistance to Axis Forces Longest in Europe

Greece's resistance to the Axis powers during the Second World War was the longest of all the nations of western Europe, with the exception of the UK, which was never occupied outside of the Channel Islands. According to historical record,...

The German Soldier Who Saved a Greek Town from Destruction

Josef H. Blechinger was a German soldier who turned out to be one of the greatest heroes of the Greek resistance, who literally saved a town from destruction. Blechinger came to Greece as a conqueror with the German army. A...