The Massacre of Kondomari refers to the execution of male civilians from the village of Kondomari in Crete by an ad hoc firing squad consisting of German paratroopers on 2 June 1941 during World War II. The shooting was the first of a long series of mass reprisals in Crete. It was orchestrated by Generaloberst Kurt Student, in retaliation for the participation of Cretans in the Battle of Crete which had ended with the surrender of the island only two days earlier.

The Massacre of Kondomari refers to the execution of male civilians from the village of Kondomari in Crete by a firing squad consisting of German paratroopers on June 1941

The Nazi propaganda picture shows soldiers of the German Wehrmacht on the Acropolis of Athens after the conquest of the city. The photo was taken in April 1941. Photo: Berliner Verlag / Archive - NO WIRE SERVICE -

The Nazi propaganda picture shows soldiers of the German Wehrmacht on the Acropolis of Athens after the conquest of the city. The photo was taken in April Photo: Berliner Verlag / Archive - NO WIRE SERVICE -

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.

Thessaloniki, Greece, July 11, 1942, "The Black Sabbath". New photographs of that day's gathering of Greek Jews by the German occupation forces come to life by Andreas Assael; he bought them in a German flea-market recently, bought and edited them. On one of the photos Andreas recognized his father. 45.000 Greek Jews never came back from the German death camps. Only 1.100 survived.

Thessaloniki, Greece, July "The Black Sabbath". Greek Jews never came back from the German death camps. Only survived.

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.

These Greek children are from Makri, a village burned and looted by the Germans. It was 50 miles from Distomo. Nov. 27, 1944.

These Greek children are from Makri, a village burned and looted by the Germans. It was 50 miles from Distomo.

Sepp Dietrich in Greece, 1940. He said that the highlight of his career was accepting the Greek surrender - the Greeks didn't want to give it to the Italians, whom they despised.

SS General Josef "Sepp" Dietrich taking a moment of rest during the Balkan campaign. Note his Knights Cross hanging on one end of his tunic collar.

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

Greek partisans who fought German invaders during the battle of Crete (May I visited a N.Greek village memorial for all the boys and men 11 years and older shot by the Germans in WWII for sabotage activities. Greeks were great fighters.

Thessaly, Greece, 1942-1944. Greek kids joined the resistance against the Axis Triple occupation of the country. They were organized in "Aetopoula" (i.e. Young Eagles) affiliated to EAM (i.e. National Liberation Front). They mostly served carrying messages to resistants. Here, four Aetopoula, show the marks or torture by the German occupation forces at Thessaly, perhaps in 1944. They were released because the Germans couldn't break them & spared their lives.

children - Greek resistance fighters were known as "Aetopoula" (Young Eagles). The photo features four Aetopoula who'd been captured, tortured and, apparently, later released by the German occupation forces at Thessaly c.

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. (history.com) Photo: Second World War. The marshal von Brauchitsch (1881-1948) and the Dr Wrede visiting the Acropolis of…

April 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.

Starved Greek orphan children in WWII. Over 300,000 civilians died from starvation during the German Occupation.

Greece's Unsettled WWII German Reparations: A Stain in the International Legal System

Greece’s Unsettled WWII German Reparations: A Stain in the International Legal System

THE LIBERATION OF RHODES, 1945. Civilians on the island of Rhodes queue to get their ration books from the British military authorities. During the German occupation the local inhabitants had suffered the effects of malnutrition due to insufficient food. After the liberation of the island the British quickly began to organize food supplies, issuing people with ration books and distributing essential food stuffs. Red Cross kitchens also assisted by providing nourishing soup.

Civilians on the island of Rhodes queue to get their ration books from the British military authorities. During the German occupation the local inhabitants had suffered the effects of malnutrition due to insufficient food. After the liberation of the

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