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Distomo: 73th Anniversary of Nazi Massacre

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras posted a message on Twitter on the day of memory of the Nazi atrocities in Distomo on June 10, 1944. "We do not forget the crimes of the Nazis, we do not forget history. We honor...

WWII Survivors, Historians Present Database of Witness Accounts of German Occupation

“I don’t feel hatred for the Germans. But I feel great sadness because Nazis existed. Why did we allow as a society for Nazis to exist?” said Rosina Asser-Pardo, a Greek-Jew who survived the Second World War, during her...

Preserving History, Fighting neo-Nazism are Best Ways to Honour Victims of Distomo, Says Minister

The best way to honour the victims of the Nazi atrocities in the village of Distomo is to preserve the historical memory and stop neo-Nazism from spreading, Greek Alternate Defence Minister Dimitris Vitsas said on Friday, in a message...

New Research Claims Hitler Escaped and Fled to Argentina, Possibly Through Greece

A new round of research into US government archives and other sources alleges that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler did not commit suicide in his bunker in Berlin but fled to Argentina, potentially through Greece and the Canary Islands. Ex-CIA officer Bob...

Argyris Sfoundouris: The Man Who Reminded Germany the Nazi Crimes at Distomo

Argyris Sfoundouris was only four years old on June 10, 1944. He was playing with his three sisters in his home in Distomo, in central Greece, when suddenly some men in uniform broke down the door, dragged his parents out in...

Nazi Butcher of 44,000 Thessaloniki Jews Officially Dead

Wanted for almost 70 years by German and international authorities, Alois Brunner, the Nazi war criminal who sent 44,000 Thessaloniki Jews to death camps, died four years ago in Syria, according to investigator Efraim Zuroff. Brunner was the right-hand man...

Golden Dawn Cop Candidate Probed

With the Greek government trying to dismantle the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party as May elections loom for municipalities and the European Parliament, authorities are now investigating whether a police office on Crete is going to run as a candidate. That...

It's Easy To Find The Greeks Who Can't Steal Straight

There’s so many scandals in Greece that you need a scorecard to keep them straight and they all involve politicians, businessmen and connected people who thought, often with much justification that either they were too smart to get caught,...

Princess Elsa, the Hitler Supporter of Byzantine Origin

History is like a mix of faint details, like an endless puzzle with infinite pieces that may never merge into a single image. This is also the case in the largely unknown story of Elsa Bruckmann (1865-1946), who went down...