Nazi Shipwreck Leaking Toxic Chemicals 80 Years Later
A Nazi shipwreck that sank in the North Sea in 1942 is still polluting the surrounding seafloor with toxic chemicals eighty years later, but there are signs of sea life adapting to the wreck. The wreck of the ship lies...
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...
Last Surviving Soldier from Battle of Crete Dies
New Zealand's and perhaps the world's last surviving soldier of Second World War heroic Battle of Crete died at the age of 104. On Sunday, Cyril Henry Brant Robinson, passed away at the retirement community of Whangamata Moana House, New Zealand. Robinson...
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.
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...