Pinterest
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.

A woman weeps during the deportation of Jews from Ioannina. Greece. on March 25, 1944. The deportation was enforced by the German army. Almost all of the people deported were murdered on or shortly after April 11, 1944, when the train carrying them reached Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Greece, March A woman weeps during the deportation of Jews from Ioannina.The deportation was enforced by the German army. Almost all of the people deported were murdered on or shortly after April when the train carrying them reached Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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 Nazi Germans did to Greece during WWII (including the massacre at the town of Distomo, hence the photo)

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, Μalnourished child holding ration coupon is about to try some…

Hungry Greek children waiting for their rations of powdered milk - 1948 David Seymour / Magnum Jennings and Brewster, p. 296

Hungry Greek children waiting for their rations of powdered milk - 1948 © David Seymour / Magnum Jennings and Brewster, p.

Athens,Greece 1942. Photo taken by Voula Papaioannou.(Under German and Axis occupation, death ratio due to famine raised to one of the highest in occupied Europe).

Athens,Greece Photo taken by Voula Papaioannou. Under German and Axis occupation, death ratio due to famine raised to one of the highest in occupied Europe

Greek soldiers on the mountains of Albania fighting the Italian fascist invasion of Greece, winter 1940-41.

Greek soldiers fend off the Fascist Italian invasion in the mountains of Albania during the Italian Primavera Offensive. Greece entered the war on 28 October when the Italian Army invaded from.

Freedom or Death, words that started the 1821 Greek revolution, Kalavrita, Greece

Eleftheria i thanatos "freedom or death") is the motto of Greece. It arose during the Greek War of Independence in the where it was a war cry for the Greeks who rebelled against Ottoman rule

Ethnos newspaper Front Page. Greece entered World War II on 28 October 1940, when the Italian army invaded from Albania, beginning the Greco-Italian War. The Greek army was able to stop the invasion and was even able to push the Italians back into Albania, thereby winning one of the first victories for the Allies.

Dinge en Goete (Things and Stuff): This Day in WWII History: Nov Hitler furious over Italy's debacle in Greece

Allied leaders - Ioannis Metaxas (12 April 1871 – 29 January 1941) was a Greek general and politician, serving as Prime Minister of Greece from 1936 until his death in 1941. He governed constitutionally for the first four months of his tenure, and thereafter as the strongman of the 4th of August Regime.

Ionnis Metaxis - dictator and Prime Minister of Greece till his death in Maintained pro-British neutrality and 28 October 1940 ordered the Greek Army to repel Italian invasion of the country.

Ελληνορθόδοξος Παλμός: Πίνακες ζωγραφικής για την Ελληνική Επανάσταση του 1821

Ελληνορθόδοξος Παλμός: Πίνακες ζωγραφικής για την Ελληνική Επανάσταση του 1821