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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.

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

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

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.

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.

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”.

World War 2 Greece

World War 2 Greece

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

@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

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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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 Germans did to Greece during WWII (the massacre at the town of Distomo)

Greece, 1941-1944. German occupation forces preparing the execution by hanging of a Greek resistant.

Greece, 1941-1944. German occupation forces preparing the execution by hanging of a Greek resistant.

German troops parade in Athens, Greece in May 1941. This was the victory parade of the German occupiers. The building in the right foreground is the Grand Bretagne hotel -- still in operation today. The location is Constitution square. The parliament building and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier are across the street on the left.

German troops parade in Athens, Greece in May 1941. This was the victory parade of the German occupiers. The building in the right foreground is the Grand Bretagne hotel -- still in operation today. The location is Constitution square. The parliament building and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier are across the street on the left.

Greek soldiers fight the Axis Italian Fascist invasion in the mountains of Albania during the Greco-Italian War, which lasted from 28 October 1940 to 23 April 1941. The soldiers prepare to fire a 65mm...

Greek soldiers fight the Axis Italian Fascist invasion in the mountains of Albania during the Greco-Italian War, which lasted from 28 October 1940 to 23 April 1941. The soldiers prepare to fire a 65mm...

Greek soldiers in the winter of 1940/41, fighting Italy. Note the 1903 Mannlicher-Schönauer rifle, one of very few military rifles to use a rotary magazine.

Greek soldiers in the winter of 1940/41, fighting Italy. Note the 1903 Mannlicher-Schönauer rifle, one of very few military rifles to use a rotary magazine.

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.

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.

During the Battle of Crete (η Μάχη της Κρήτης), Hitler’s army faced the wrath of Cretans fighting for their land and their lives. Civilians joined in the battle — women too — to defend their island. Iconic images from the Battle of Crete (η Μάχη της Κρήτης) that were posted on HALC's blog.

During the Battle of Crete (η Μάχη της Κρήτης), Hitler’s army faced the wrath of Cretans fighting for their land and their lives. Civilians joined in the battle — women too — to defend their island. Iconic images from the Battle of Crete (η Μάχη της Κρήτης) that were posted on HALC's blog.

1940 ~ A Greek soldier says goodbye to his young daughter before being mobilized to the front to counter against Axis Italian and German invasion

1940 ~ A Greek soldier says goodbye to his young daughter before being mobilized to the front to counter against Axis Italian and German invasion

Torture victims win case against UK, but WWII Greek victims still await justice

Torture victims win case against UK, but WWII Greek victims still await justice

German Bf.110 fighter aircraft execute an overfly of downtown Athens, Greece in the autumn of 1941. The Acropolis is clearly visible. Very few of the buildings in this photo still stand. Athens was occupied in April 1941 and liberated in October 1944.

German Bf.110 fighter aircraft execute an overfly of downtown Athens, Greece in the autumn of 1941. The Acropolis is clearly visible. Very few of the buildings in this photo still stand. Athens was occupied in April 1941 and liberated in October 1944.

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