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Heroes Fight Like Greeks: When the World Bowed to the Hellenic Spirit

Greeks gained fame around the world in modern times for their incredible courage and fierce resistance against the Italian and German invasions in 1940 and 1941 and also during the brutal years under Axis occupation. Historical figures have long praised...

World War II Drama Written By and Starring Tom Hanks To Premiere July 10

The World War II film "Greyhound", which was written by and stars Tom Hanks, will be premiering on Apple TV+ on July 10. The movie takes place in 1942, shortly before the US entered World War II on the side...

Nurse, Spy, Patriot: The Remarkable Story of Sonia Sofia Stefanidou

The remarkable story of Sonia Sofia Stefanidou, a Greek woman who served as a nurse after the Italian army invaded Greece in 1941, and later went on to operate as a spy against the German invaders during World War...

The Forgotten Tragedy of 4,100 Italian Prisoners Who Drowned off Athens

This Sunday, Greece will honor the memory of the 4,100 Italian prisoners of war who perished in the Saronic Gulf in 1944 while aboard the Norwegian steamship "ORIA." This monumental human tragedy, which took place during the horrific years of World...

''If There is Any Hell in This World, it is Here,'' PM Mitsotakis Declares from Auschwitz

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, attending the commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, toured the camp today along with his wife Mareva Grabowski Mitsotakis. "I come to this place with great emotion; a place that has been...

The Unimaginable Bravery of the Men Who Saved the Greek Jews of Zakynthos

The Greek island of Zakynthos, also known as Zante, is famous all across the world for its splendid natural beauty and the incomparable hospitality of its warm-hearted people. However, Greece's beautiful Ionian island is also known to the millions of...

Evzone Featured in Iconic Photo in Historic LIFE Magazine 79 Years Ago

It was mid-December 1940, approximately fifty days after the outbreak of the Greco-Italian war, when the American magazine ''LIFE'' featured a Greek Evzone on its cover. At that time, ''LIFE'' magazine was the leading American publication in photojournalism. At a time...

WWII Hand Grenade Found in Abandoned House in Athens

A hand grenade dating all the way back to World War II was discovered on Thursday in an abandoned house in Athens. The hand grenade was found by a worker inside a house in the downtown neighborhood of Exarcheia in...

President Pavlopoulos Officially Opens New Wing of Jewish Museum in Thessaloniki

The President of the Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos officially opened the new wing of the Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki on Sunday afternoon. In his remarks, President Pavlopoulos noted the need to remember that the Holocaust was the most atrocious crime against humanity...