Greece during WW11

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Article in "LIFE" magazine about what the Germans did to Greece during WWII (the massacre at the town of Distomo)

Article in "LIFE" magazine about what the Nazi Germans did to Greece during WWII (including the massacre at the town of Distomo, hence the photo)

A Greek boy who survived the Nazi massacres in his area looks at his British liberator (who pins a Union Jack on his sleeve).

British Soldier Wraps Union Jack Around Arm of Greek Boy, 1944 Greek partisans watch as a British soldiers wraps a Union Jack emblem around the arm of a young boy, prior to the liberation of Athens.

Thessaloniki, Greece, July 11, 1942, "The Black Sabbath". New photographs of that day's gathering of Greek Jews by the German occupation forces come to life by Andreas Assael; he bought them in a German flea-market recently, bought and edited them. On one of the photos Andreas recognized his father. 45.000 Greek Jews never came back from the German death camps. Only 1.100 survived.

Thessaloniki, Greece, July "The Black Sabbath". Greek Jews never came back from the German death camps.

Thessaly, Greece, 1942-1944. Greek kids joined the resistance against the Axis Triple occupation of the country. They were organized in "Aetopoula" (i.e. Young Eagles) affiliated to EAM (i.e. National Liberation Front). They mostly served carrying messages to resistants. Here, four Aetopoula, show the marks or torture by the German occupation forces at Thessaly, perhaps in 1944. They were released because the Germans couldn't break them & spared their lives.

children - Greek resistance fighters were known as "Aetopoula" (Young Eagles). The photo features four Aetopoula who'd been captured, tortured and, apparently, later released by the German occupation forces at Thessaly c.

Holocaust of Viannos 14–16 September 1943. Crete, Greece.   It was ordered by General Friedrich-Wilhelm Müller (Known by the nickname  "the Butcher of Crete") . The Wehrmacht  units killed 500 people (men women and children)  and burned  the civilian residents of 20 villages located in the areas of east  Viannos and west Ierapetra.

Holocaust of Viannos September Crete, Greece. It was ordered by…

Nazi atrocities in Crete - Archive of Konstantinos Koutoulakis

Nazi atrocities in Crete - Archive of Konstantinos Koutoulakis

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