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…

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

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.

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

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

Edward McKnight Kauffer. 1942

Edward McKnight Kauffer. 1942

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 (1945-1949).

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 army soldier, fully equipped for battle 1940-1941

Greek army soldier, fully equipped for battle 1940-1941

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

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