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The German Massacre at Viannos, Crete Still Haunts Greece

The Viannos massacre, known as the “Viannos Holocaust,” was a mass extermination campaign launched by Nazi forces against the civilian residents of around twenty villages located in the areas of east Viannos and west Ierapetra provinces on the Greek...

Greece Remembers the Cold-Blooded Nazi Massacre at Distomo

The massacre at Distomo remains to this day one of the most heinous crimes the Nazis committed against innocent women and children

The Greeks who Fought on the Side of the Allies on D-Day

Greeks fought on the side of the Allies on D-Day, June 6, 1944, which was largest seaborne invasion in history.

The Brad Pitt Lookalike Who Fought Heroically in the Battle of Crete

This photograph of resistance fighters in Crete posing with German rifles and hand-grenades has been making the rounds of Greek social media

How the Battle of Crete Changed the Course of World War II

The Battle of Crete will remain forever in military history as the scene of the largest German airborne operation of World War II

How the Winged Victory of Samothrace was Saved From the Nazis

Countless masterpieces in the Louvre, such as the Nike, or Winged Victory of Samothrace, were saved from the Nazis in World War II. The Winged Victory of Samothrace is widely considered to be one of the most exquisite sculptures in the...

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.

How Brave Greek Islanders Saved a Jewish Family During the Holocaust

The story of how locals at the Greek island of Erikousa joined forces to save a family of Jews from certain death in the Holocaust.

Former German Soldier Helps Restore Greek Monastery Destroyed by Nazis

A letter sent by a former German soldier helped spur the restoration of Agios Dionysios Monastery on Mount Olympus which had been destroyed by the Nazis during WWII. It was one day in 1996 when prior Maximos of the New...

Movie with “Nazi Saving Children” Scene Outrages Greece’s Kalavryta

Greek survivors and descendants of the victims of the Kalavryta massacre during the German occupation have expressed their anger at a film showing a Nazi soldier saving women and children from a school in flames. The long-awaited movie "Kalavryta 1943,"...