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Georgios Plionis: The Legendary Greek Pilot Who Fought in Two Wars

Georgios Plionis, the legendary Greek pilot who flew in 167 successful missions in World War II and Korea, passed away at age 101

Kalavryta: The Bloodiest Nazi Massacre in Greece

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

OXI: How Greece Delayed the German Attack on Russia

Greece's contribution to World War II was far greater than simply defeating the Italian army and shaming fascist leader Benito Mussolini by saying "OXI," or "no" to his demand to allow Italian troops into the country. The Greek army fought...

What if the Greeks Hadn’t Said “Oxi” on October 28, 1940?

"Oxi Day," on October 28, is a Greek national holiday; but it's establishment as such is not without its share of criticism, as there are those who argue that it commemorates the country's entry into a war instead of...

The Forgotten Greek Heroes of the Battle of Rimini

The Battle of Rimini and the heroes of the 3rd Hellenic Mountain Brigade is one of the lesser known chapters of World War II, but a proud moment for Greece.

The Bravery of the Men Who Saved the Greek Jews of Zakynthos

The Jews of Zakynthos, Greece's beautiful Ionian island, owe their survival during the dark days of the German occupation to two brave Greeks. Zakynthos, also known as Zante, is famous all across the world for its splendid natural beauty and...

Athens Marks Liberation from the Nazis With Ceremony on the Acropolis

In a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary since Athens was liberated from German occupation on October 12, 1944, the Greek flag was raised on the Acropolis on Saturday. The event was addressed by the government's VIce President, Panagiotis Pikrammenos, and...

Thousands Honor Greek Victims of the Holocaust in ”March of The Living”

The 31st ''March of the Living'' taking place in Poland on Thursday, honors the thousands of Greek citizens who died in Nazi Germany's concentration camps during the Holocaust of World War II. On Yom Hashoah day, or the Day of...

'Stolpersteine' Stones of Remembrance to be Laid at the Port of Thessaloniki for Jewish Victims of Nazis

Thessaloniki will lay five “stolpersteine” at the port on October 19 to commemorate five victims of the Holocaust who worked at the port during World War II, the city announced on Thursday. The small, cobblestone-size concrete cubes bearing a brass plate...

Greeks to Tell Little-known Story of How Comic Books Threatened Hitler's Nazi Regime

A film production company called TerraMagma Pictures LLC based in Burbank, California, founded by Greeks Dimitrios Katsantonis and Steven Priovolos, is setting out to tell the important and little-known part of history detailing how comic books threatened Hitler's Nazi regime. Through the film Of...