German troops raising the swastika over the Acropolis, 1941 - retro pin
Nazi German flag being raised over Acropolis, 1941. After the German 2nd Panzer Division captured Athens, they raised the Nazi German flag above the Acropolis as a sign of victory. This flag, the symbol of Greece’s occupation, would be taken down one month later in one of the first acts of the Greek Resistance. Two 19-year-old students secretly climbed the northwest face of the Acropolis and tore down the swastika banner. When looking at the photo from a philosophical view, it’s somewhat of…
🇬🇷🇬🇷🇬🇷Oxi Day on October 28 commemorates the anniversary when former military general and Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas said, “No” to an ultimatum made by Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini to allow Italian forces to occupy strategic locations in Greece or otherwise face war back in 1940.🇬🇷🇬🇷🇬🇷
During the night of May 30 to May 31, 1941, a few weeks after the entrance of the Nazis in Athens, Santas and his friend Manolis Glezos, a student at the School of Business,two 19-year-olds, were courageous enough to carry out a "symbolic" act by pulling down the huge flag with the swastika , a statement to the rest of the peoples of Europe who were scared to death by Hitler.