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April 6, 1941: The Black Day Nazi Germany Attacked Greece

It was April 6, 1941 when Germany launched a massive attack on Greece's northern border after Italy failed to capture the country.

When Greeks Defied the Nazis to Attend Great Poet Palamas’ Funeral

On a day like this on February 28 1943, Athens was mourning one of the nation's greatest poets: Kostis Palamas had died the day before.

The Day Athens Was Liberated from Nazi Occupation

It was a sunny autumn day when the bells in the churches of Athens began ringing joyously and the citizens rushed out on the streets, many of them waving the Greek flag in celebration. Everyone knew why. The bells...

Former Nazi Camp Secretary, 96, Arrested After Running from Trial

The half-day escape attempt of a 96-year-old former Nazi secretary at the Stutthof concentration camp, who was to face trial on Thursday but fled from authorities, ended at noon when the police brought her before a judge. It was set...

Greek WWII Survivor Giannis Karageorgiou Celebrates His 100th Birthday

World War II survivor Giannis Karageorgiou celebrated his 100th birthday recently on the Greek island of Lesvos. His unbelievable strength helped this man survive some of the most barbaric ordeals in modern history, since he spent time in the cells...

Former Nazi Bunker in Thessaloniki to Become Digital History Learning Lab

Thessaloniki's Anatolia College announced recently that it will turn four underground rooms on its premises which were used as Nazi shelters during WWII into a digital space to host history workshops. The shelter was built on Macedonia Hill in Pylea,...

September 5, 1944: Greek 17-Year-Old Heroine is Executed by the Nazis

The name of Hero Konstantopoulou will remain in Greek history as synonymous with bravery and patriotism. The beautiful 17-year-old girl was killed by the Nazi conquerors on September 5, 1944, only one month before the liberation of Greece. Hero Konstantopoulou...

The Black Day the Nazis Attacked Greece (video)

It was April 6, 1941 when armed forces from Germany launched a massive attack on Greece's northern border after the Italian army had earlier failed miserably in its attempt to invade Greece. Adolf Hitler's original plan was to send his...

Pavlopoulos Speaks Against Nazism at Kalavryta Ceremony

The danger of Nazi atrocities is not over, and European democracies must never allow such ideologies to determine the future again, Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos said on Thursday. He appeared at the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the town...

Tsipras Says Reparations "Moral Debt To All Peoples of Europe"

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday visited the town of Kalavryta, where the entire population of the town was executed by German occupation troops during WWII. Speaking to the local people about the December 13, 1943 atrocity, Tsipras said that German...