Greek partisans who fought German invaders during the battle of Crete (May I visited a N.Greek village memorial for all the boys and men 11 years and older shot by the Germans in WWII for sabotage activities. Greeks were great fighters.
Art Greece, Students at an elementary school; a galloping inflation imposed by the German authorities paying for goods on the Greek market with counterfeit money, made an unaffordable luxury the buy of new shows, especially for growing children.
Hélène Vagliano (Paris 1909-Cannes 1944), daughter of the Greek shipowner Marinos Vallianos, joined the French resistance against the collaboranionist regime of Vichy from 1941. She has been arrested and tortured by Gestapo at Cannes, where she has been executed on August 28, 1944, few hours before the Allied forces entered the city of Cannes. A street in modern Cannes bears her name and a memorial on the Greek island of Cephallonia (homeland of the Vallianos family) commemorate her action.
Kalavrita December Women--wives, mothers, daughters and orphans mourn the victims of Merkel& predecessors. In the Greek village Kalavrita Wehrmacht Troops executed all the male population and set the houses in fire. The Germans left behind 800 dead.
1940-1945 [OCCUPATION]. A legendary image of the Distomo Massacre in 1944. Nazis and Greek collaborators massacred almost the entire village of Distomo,under the pretense that guerrillas where hiding there.This woman in the picture is 16 years old and cries over the loss of her family.