Partisan girl from Epirus, Greece, c.1941-1944. Costas Balafas.

Partisan girl from Epirus, Greece, c.1941-1944. Costas Balafas.

World War II Greece during the German occupation The swastika on the Acropolis in Athens

World War II Greece during the German occupation The swastika on the Acropolis in Athens

Ano Kerassia, Magnesia, Greece, 1944. Members of the 54th partisan Batallion of the National People's Liberation Army.  b/w photo by Kostas Zimeris.

Ano Kerassia, Magnesia, Greece, 1944. Members of the 54th partisan Batallion of the National People's Liberation Army. b/w photo by Kostas Zimeris.

Partisan girl from Epirus, Greece, c.1941-1944. Costas Balafas.

Partisan girl from Epirus, Greece, c.1941-1944. Costas Balafas.

German paratrooper and two Greek gendarmes guard a pile of weapons surrendered by British soldiers captured in the town of Corinth, Greece, March-April 1941.

German paratrooper and two Greek gendarmes guard a pile of weapons surrendered by British soldiers captured in the town of Corinth, Greece, March-April 1941.

World War 2 Greece

World War 2 Greece

@RealTimeWWII: Overnight 2 Greek teenagers snuck onto Acropolis in Nazi-occupied Athens, via secret tunnel, & cut down Swastika flag

@RealTimeWWII: Overnight 2 Greek teenagers snuck onto Acropolis in Nazi-occupied Athens, via secret tunnel, & cut down Swastika flag

Cretans attacking 3 Germans battle of Crete 1941. Island of the brave. 8000 German paratroopers dropped on a tiny island and the Greek resistance with little help from British killed more then half the troops as they were coming down. The Greeks would stab them with pitchforks and steal their weapons. Fields of blood ran.

Cretans attacking 3 Germans battle of Crete 1941. Island of the brave. 8000 German paratroopers dropped on a tiny island and the Greek resistance with little help from British killed more then half the troops as they were coming down. The Greeks would stab them with pitchforks and steal their weapons. Fields of blood ran.

In Saloniki, Greece, on November 11, 1942, 9000 Jewish men aged 18-45 were ordered by the German army to come to Eleftheria (Freedom) Square to be registered for forced labor. For hours they were forced to stand in the sun while suffering abuse and humiliation  directed toward them by the German soldiers. The incident became known by local Jews as the “Black Sabbath”.

In Saloniki, Greece, on November 11, 1942, 9000 Jewish men aged 18-45 were ordered by the German army to come to Eleftheria (Freedom) Square to be registered for forced labor. For hours they were forced to stand in the sun while suffering abuse and humiliation directed toward them by the German soldiers. The incident became known by local Jews as the “Black Sabbath”.

A squad of German soldiers pass through a Greek village, during the occupation of Greece, in May 1941.

A squad of German soldiers pass through a Greek village, during the occupation of Greece, in May 1941.

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