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.

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

[The Calf-Bearer and the Kritios Boy Shortly After Exhumation on the Acropolis] Artist: Unknown Date: ca. 1865 Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative Dimensions: Image: x cm x 8 in.

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

Kostas Zimeris Woman Members of the Anti-fascist Partisan Batallion of the National People’s Liberation Army, Ano Kerassia, Magnesia, Greece 1944

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

Greece, German occupation forces prepare to execute a Greek partisan.

German Nazi paratrooper fires his pistol into Cretan villagers massacred by the Germans at Kondomari, Crete, Greece, June 1941.

Killed Greek civilians in Kondomari, Crete, Greece, June 1941 (German Federal Archive)

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.

May German troops parade in Constitution square, Athens, Greece. The rock of the Acropolis can be seen in the back. The building in the right foreground, the Grand Bretagne hotel, is still in operation today.

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

Athens, Greece, German Occupation, 1941-44: Nazi officers lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier right below the Greek Parliament building. Insult added to injury.

Athens, Greece, German Occupation, Nazi officers lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier right below the Greek Parliament building. Insult added to injury.

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…

Fallschirm medics Crete 1941

Fallschirmjäger opening a parachuted crate containing medical supplies during the Battle of Crete.

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