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Athens 1880

Athens 1880

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)

April 27, 1941: The German army enters the Greek capital, signaling the end of Greek resistance. All mainland Greece and all the Greek Aegean islands except Crete are under German occupation by May 11. In fending off the Axis invaders, the Greeks suffer the loss of 15,700 men. Greece will not be liberated until 1944, by British troops from the Mediterranean theater

April 27, 1941: The German army enters the Greek capital, signaling the end of Greek resistance. All mainland Greece and all the Greek Aegean islands except Crete are under German occupation by May 11. In fending off the Axis invaders, the Greeks suffer the loss of 15,700 men. Greece will not be liberated until 1944, by British troops from the Mediterranean theater

A view behind a Caryatid of the Erechtheion. (Athens, Greece)

A view behind a Caryatid of the Erechtheion. (Athens, Greece)

Greece, 1941-1944. Μalnourished child holding ration coupon is about to try some soup from a soup kitchen; under German and Axis occupation Greeks were deprived from all food supplies produced in their country, which were sent to Axis troops waging war at the Eastern Front. Things got worse by Greek-run black market "businessmen". Consequently, death ratio due to famine raised to one of the highest in occupied Europe.

Greece, 1941-1944. Μalnourished child holding ration coupon is about to try some soup from a soup kitchen; under German and Axis occupation Greeks were deprived from all food supplies produced in their country, which were sent to Axis troops waging war at the Eastern Front. Things got worse by Greek-run black market "businessmen". Consequently, death ratio due to famine raised to one of the highest in occupied Europe.

1934 ~ Kolonaki (Lykavittou street), Athens

1934 ~ Kolonaki (Lykavittou street), Athens

Ragged young Greek children during WWII.  Location: Greece  Date taken: October 1944

Ragged young Greek children during WWII. Location: Greece Date taken: October 1944

Athens, Greece, April 1941-October 1944. The country is under triple occupation: German, Italian, Bulgarian. Starvation is widespread, because the occupation forces, mainly the Germans, collected and confiscated the sum total of the agricultural production to feed their troops on the various fronts, mostly those on the eastern front

Athens, Greece, April 1941-October 1944. The country is under triple occupation: German, Italian, Bulgarian. Starvation is widespread, because the occupation forces, mainly the Germans, collected and confiscated the sum total of the agricultural production to feed their troops on the various fronts, mostly those on the eastern front

April 21,1967 ~ Army tanks on the streets of Athens (Panepistimiou ave.)

April 21,1967 ~ Army tanks on the streets of Athens (Panepistimiou ave.)

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