Athens Occupation

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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 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.

The Calf-Bearer and the Kritios Boy Shortly After Exhumation on the Acropolis…

Unknown | [The Calf-Bearer and the Kritios Boy Shortly After Exhumation on the Acropolis]; Danseuse du Temple de Bacchus | The Met

Inscription: Image (a): Inscribed in pencil on mount, recto BC: "Gr. Arch., Le Moscophore lors des fouilles de l'Acropole en 1865 - p. 108."; image (b): Printed in black ink on mount, verso BC: " Danseuse du Temple de Bacchus"

Ausgrabung des Kouros (1914) C Photo | Greece.com

Ausgrabung des Kouros (1914) C Photo

Photo of Ausgrabung des Kouros (1914) C in Thassos in Macedonia

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.

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).

πολιτιστικη εταιρεια "ΦΩΤΟΓΡΑΦΙΖΟΝΤΑΣ"

Greek army soldier, fully equipped for battle 1940-1941

Greco-Italian War of 1940-1941

On this day in history 1940, during the early years of World War II, Il Duce Benito Mussolini’s (b.1883-1945) government declared war on Greece, starting the Italo-Greek War. This conflict would become the earliest front in the Greek campaign of the greater Mediterranean-North African campaign between by fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, and the Allies, principally Britain and her Commonwealth allies. Il Duce Benito Mussolini Using a massive invasion force of eight divisions, well over 200,000…

Wehrmacht soldiers rest in the shade of the Parthenon on the Acropolis in Athens Greece Spring 1941.

Wehrmacht soldiers rest in the shade of the Parthenon on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, Spring, 1941.

Wehrmacht soldiers rest in the shade of the Parthenon on the Acropolis in Athens Greece Spring 1941.

Άννα Αγγελοπούλου: Κατοχή. Εικόνες πείνας. Φωτογραφίες της Βούλας Παπαϊωάννου

Κατοχή. Εικόνες πείνας. Φωτογραφίες της Βούλας Παπαϊωάννου

Τα συσσίτια της Κατοχής. Φωτογραφίες της Βούλας Παπαϊωάννου ...Συνεχίζω επετειακά με παλιές ασπρόμαυρες φωτογραφίες μιας μεγάλης φωτογράφου, της Βούλας Παπαϊωάννου (1898-1990). Αποτυπώνουν σκηνές από τα δύσκολα χρόνια της Κατοχής (1941-1944) και συγκεκριμένα "εικόνες πείνας" από την Αθήνα. Ο χειμώνας του 1941-42 ήταν πολύ δύσκολος και σκληρός για τους κατοίκους των μεγάλων αστικών κέντρων και ιδιαίτερα της Αθήνας και της Θεσσαλονίκης. Οι δυνάμεις Κατοχής του Άξονα, κυρίως οι Γερμανοί…

Iconic image of Greek partisans who fought German invaders during the battle of Crete (May 1941). #WW2

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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 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.

Cretan girl clutches a dove of peace, 1943.

Cretan girl clutches a dove of peace, 1943.

Fallschirm medics Crete 1941

Fallschirm medics Crete 1941