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Joe Biden Notes ‘Greeks Inspired the Free World’ on OXI Day

Former U.S. Vice President and Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden took to twitter to observe OXI Day, an important day for Greece, on Wednesday. Biden noted that "Greeks inspired the world" with their resistance to the Italian Forces of Mussolini...

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...

Greek Relatives Provide Blood Samples to Help ID Fallen Soldiers from Greek-Italian War

  The remains of Greek soldiers from Western Macedonia who died during the Greek-Italian war of 1940-1941 in Albania will be identified through blood samples provided by living relatives in the region, authorities said on Friday. Western Macedonia regional director George...

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,...

Greece's Heroic WWII Battle of Fort Roupel Turned Into Comic Book

The story of the legendary Roupel fortress in northern Greece survives in our collective memory through the historically-correct reenactment of the battle which takes place every May on the site. The people behind this important initiative have now released the...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Leads This Year’s ”March of The Living”

The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople and New Rome, Bartholomew I and Greece’s Speaker of the House Nikolaos Voutsis led this year's thirty-first ”March of The Living” in Poland, to honor the victims of the Holocaust. This year's event is dedicated...

Dwindling Band of Veterans Remember 1941's Battle of Crete

They say 'old soldiers never die; they simply fade away' but as Sunday marks the beginning 1941's 13-day Battle of Crete this year's commemoration also highlights the dwindling number of veterans from this fateful WWII conflict. One 97-year-old former soldier from New Zealand...