Greece, winter of 1941-1942. Starving Greek child. In the autumn of 1941 German occupation forces confiscated all produce to answer food needs of their troops on the Soviet front. An estimated number of half a million people lost their lives of starvation in that most cold winter of 1941-1942, mostly at the urban areas. Twice a day special servicemen collected dead frozen bodies to give them a hasty collective burial.

Greece, winter of Starving Greek child. In the autumn of 1941 German occupation forces confiscated all produce to answer food needs of their troops on the Soviet front.

A woman weeps during the deportation of Jews from Ioannina. Greece. on March 25, 1944. The deportation was enforced by the German army. Almost all of the people deported were murdered on or shortly after April 11, 1944, when the train carrying them reached Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Greece, March A woman weeps during the deportation of Jews from Ioannina.The deportation was enforced by the German army. Almost all of the people deported were murdered on or shortly after April when the train carrying them reached Auschwitz-Birkenau.

July 1942, Thessaloniki, Greece: Portrait of a young Jewish man being pressed into forced labor by the Germans. By the end of the following year, the entire Jewish population of Thessaloniki had been deported to Auschwitz.

July Thessaloniki, Greece: Portrait of a young Jewish man being pressed…

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.

Hungry Greek children waiting for their rations of powdered milk - 1948 David Seymour / Magnum Jennings and Brewster, p. 296

Hungry Greek children waiting for their rations of powdered milk - 1948 © David Seymour / Magnum Jennings and Brewster, p.

Greece, 1947(?). Actor Kirk Douglas is distributing boxes with school items in the framework of US Relief Aid Plan, toward the end of the Greek Civil War (1945-1949).

Greece, 1947 Actor Kirk Douglas is distributing boxes with school items in the framework of US Relief Aid Plan, toward the end of the Greek Civil War

Manolis Glezos and Apostolos Santas climbed on the Acropolis on May 30, 1941 and tore down the swastika, which had been there since April 27, 1941, when the Nazi forces had entered Athens. It was one of the first resistance acts and inspired not only the Greeks, but all subjected people, to resist against the occupation, establishing both as international anti-Nazi heroes. The Nazi regime responded by sentencing Glezos and Santas to death in absentia.

Manolis Glezos and Apostolos Santas climbed on the Acropolis on May 1941 and…

Η Τζένη Καρέζη με τους γονείς της μπροστά στον Λευκό Πύργο .Στις αρχές της δεκαετίας του 1940 ήταν ακόμη μαθήτρια στο Καλαμαρί και ονομαζόταν Ευγενία Καρπούζη.Η Τζένη Καρέζη πέρασε τα παιδικά της χρόνια στη Θεσσαλονίκη όπου είχαν πάρει μετάθεση οι γονείς της που ήταν εκπαιδευτικοί.Από τη Θεσσαλονίκη είχε ίσως την χειρότερή της ανάμνηση,όταν σε ηλικία 10 ετών,το 1943,είδε τους ναζί να εκτελούν δύο συμμαθητές της στην Πλατεία Αριστοτέλους.

1940 ~ Actress Jenny Karezi with her parents in Thessaloniki

Ισθμός της Κορίνθου. Τα έργα διάνοιξης της διώρυγος. 1884 GENNADIUS LIBRARY ARCHIVES Photographs from the Historical Archives Stephanos Dragoumis

1884 ~ The Corinth Canal, connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in…

Starved Greek orphan children in WWII. Over 300,000 civilians died from starvation during the German Occupation.

Greece's Unsettled WWII German Reparations: A Stain in the International Legal System

Greece’s Unsettled WWII German Reparations: A Stain in the International Legal System

David Seymour Greece 1948 "Refugees from the civil war areas" Magnum Photos

David Seymour Greece 1948 "Refugees from the civil war areas" Magnum Photos

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