Manolis Glezos

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...

Acropolis Flag Flies at Half-Staff for Greek Resistance Hero Manolis Glezos

The Greek flag on the Acropolis is flying at half staff on Wednesday as a mark of respect for the day WWII resistance hero and politician Manolis Glezos is to be laid to rest in Athens. Glezos, who died on...

Greek Resistance Hero Manolis Glezos Dies at 98

Second World War Resistance fighter turned politician Manolis Glezos passed away on Monday at the age of 98. Glezos is best remembered for his heroic act, together with Lakis Santas in 1941, of climbing Athens' Acropolis Hill at night and taking down the...

Greek Resistance Fighter and Politician Manolis Glezos Hospitalized

Second World War resistance fighter-turned politician Manolis Glezos, was under observation in the intensive care unit of Athens' NIMTS hospital on Thursday, after suffering from breathing and neurological problems. Glezos is best remembered for his heroic act, together with Lakis Santas...

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...

Greek WWII Resistance Icon Tells Skopje: 'Forget Macedonia'

Following Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis’ endorsement of protests over the ‘Macedonia’ naming issue another prominent left-winger has come out against use of the term by the government in Skopje. Manolis Glezos, one of two Greek students who famously tore down...

Emblematic Greek Leftist Corrects Rude Move of Former House Speaker (video)

Emblematic Greek Leftist Manolis Glezos corrected a rude move by former House Speaker Zoe Konstantopoulou, who tried to stop German Ambassador to Greece Peter Schoof from placing a wreath in the monument of Nazi victims at Distomo on Saturday. During...

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...

Mikis Theodorakis: 'In Tough Times, Greeks Become Heroes or Slaves'

"During tough times, a Greek can become a hero or a slave," said legendary Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis in an interview published in Proto Thema Sunday newspaper. The 92-year-old musician, who is also an emblematic figure of the Greek Left,...

Tsipras and Tsakalotos Served Legal Summons Over Hellenikon Deal

A bailiff appeared in Greek Parliament on Thursday to deliver a legal summons to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos. The action was taken by leftist war hero Manolis Glezos, NGL/GUE MEP Nikos Hountis, former deputy...