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What Starving Greeks Ate During the Nazi Occupation

It is a lingering nightmare for the few remaining survivors: memories of the suffering, starvation, and widespread death during the time of the Nazi occupation of Greece, between April 1941 and October 1944. As German forces marched into Athens in...

Author Reexamines Greek Famine During Years of Nazi Occupation

Just one week before the great national holiday of OXI Day, when the nation of Greece proudly commemorates its leader declaring a clear "No!" to the forces of fascism, it is timely to take another look at life under...

12 October 1944: Joy Overflows in the Streets of Liberated Athens (video)

Athens commemorates the 73rd anniversary of its Liberation from the Nazi Occupation with a series of events that will take place throughout October in various cultural venues across the city. Traditionally, Greeks celebrate the historic ‘OXI Day' on October 28,...

'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...

Greek Parliament Honors Jewish Holocaust Survivors

The Greek parliament will honor the Greek Jewish victims and survivors of the holocaust during a ceremony on January 27, International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is the first time since 2004, when the Greek parliament established the Day of Remembrance for...

Metal Railings Reappear at Student Parades in Greece

Among the numerous pre-electoral commitments made by the SYRIZA party was that it would remove metal railings from parades that take place each year in central points of Greek cities. These barriers had been introduced by the previous Greek government, and had been...

Athens Commemorates the 71st Anniversary of its Liberation from Nazi Occupation

Athens commemorates the 71st anniversary of its Liberation from the Nazi Occupation with a series of events that will take place throughout the month of October in several cultural venues across the city. The program of the festive events, which is organized...

'How Little Germans Know About Nazi Atrocities in Greece'

"In Germany, very little is known of what happened in Greece during the Nazi occupation. We must work hard to restore historical memory because there are really dark sides in our history," German ambassador for the establishment of Greek-German Youth Foundation and representative...

Third German Couple Pays Share of War Reparations to Greece

A German philhellene couple with strong ties to the Greek town of ancient Olympia have followed the example of their compatriots in Nafplion and Heraklion, Crete, offering their share of Germany’s war reparations to Greece that their state refuses...

Greek PM Tsipras Meets with Distomo Massacre Survivor

A meeting with the man who shocked the German public opinion with his narration of what the Nazis did in the village of Distomo, Greece, in June 10, 1944, held Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday. Argyris Sfountouris, a survivor of...