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When Two 18-Year-Old Greek Boys Tore Down the Symbol of Nazi Occupation

On this day, May 30, 1941, the Nazi flag was torn down from the Acropolis by Manolis Glezos and Lakis Santas. The two 18-year-old youths risked everything as they scaled the walls of the Acropolis at sunset to remove the flag and the ideological...

The Day Two Teenage Greeks Took Down the Nazi Flag from the Acropolis

Greek freedom fighters Manolis Glezos (L) and Apostolis Santas One of the most humiliating moments not only for Greece but for all humanity was when in April 28, 1941 the swastika was hoisted on Acropolis Hill, on the very cradle...

When Two 18-Year-Old Greek Boys Tore Down the Symbol of Nazi Occupation

On this day, May 30, 1941, the Nazi flag was torn down from the Acropolis by Manolis Glezos and Lakis Santas. The two 18-year-old youths risked everything as they scaled the walls of the Acropolis at sunset to remove...

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...