Nazis

Memorial on Nazis’ Overlooked Crimes in Greece Opens in Germany

A German museum has created a new exhibition to highlight the atrocities carried out by the Nazi occupation forces in Greece, which its organizers say are largely overlooked or unknown in Germany. The outdoor exhibit, entitled "German Crimes in Greece"...

The Greek OXI Was a Message of Freedom to the World

Throughout the history of Greece, the word "OXI" ("No") was spoken to the enemy several times in several different ways. It was on the lips of Leonidas when he faced the mighty Persian army in Thermopylae many centuries ago....

Eighty Years Later Greece Repeats Its Historic OXI, This Time to Turkey

It has been 80 years since the great "OXI!" Greek Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas said to the fascist powers of Italy, yet the events of the days leading to October 28, 1940 are similar to today, as Greece says...

The Massacre of Hundreds of Civilians at Viannos, Crete, Still Haunts Greece

The Viannos area massacres, known as the “Viannos Holocaust,” was a mass extermination campaign launched by Nazi forces against the civilian residents of around 20 villages located in the areas of east Viannos and west Ierapetra provinces on the...

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

Three men have come to symbolize the courage of the Cretans who fought the German invaders in 1941, one of them has a stunning resemblance with actor Brad Pitt.

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. In Greek history, it also serves as another chapter showing the bravery and the ultimate triumph of the Hellenic...

Greeks Commemorate Nazi Atrocities at Viannos on September 16

Locals and government officials honored the memory of the 500 victims of the Viannos Holocaust by the Nazis on September 14-16, 1943 with ceremonies in churches and at monuments in the villages of Viannos on Crete on Monday. The commemorative...

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, just months before the German occupying forces pulled out of Greece. On June 10, 1944, Fritz Laufenbach, captain of...

New Zealand Woman Finds Rescuers of her Grandfather from the Battle of Crete

Emma Ebrahim could not believe her eyes when she found the descendants of the brave Cretan family who had hidden her New Zealander grandfather, who fought with the Allied Forces in the Battle of Crete in faraway 1941, from the Nazis. This...

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

Eddie Lambros was one of the 155 Greek soldiers who landed on Normandy Beach on June 6, 1944, the day World War II took a turn which eventually led to the end of the Nazi occupation of Europe. The photograph...