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 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.

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…

Greek children under the Nazi occupation.

Torture victims win case against UK, but WWII Greek victims still await justice

Greek children under the Nazi occupation.

Torture victims win case against UK, but WWII Greek victims still await justice

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

Torture victims win case against UK, but WWII Greek victims still await justice

Greece, 1942-1944. Students at an elementary school; a galloping inflation imposed by the German authorities paying for goods on the Greek market with counterfeit money, made an unaffordable luxury the buy of new shows, especially for growing children.

Art Greece, Students at an elementary school; a galloping inflation imposed by the German authorities paying for goods on the Greek market with counterfeit money, made an unaffordable luxury the buy of new shows, especially for growing children.

Greece, 1941-1944. German occupation forces preparing the execution by hanging of a Greek resistant.

Greece, German occupation forces prepare to execute a Greek partisan.

Kalavrita, 1943.  Wives, mothers, daughters and orphans mourn. Wehrmacht Troops executed all 800 of the male population and set the houses on fire.

Kalavrita December Women--wives, mothers, daughters and orphans mourn the victims of Merkel& predecessors. In the Greek village Kalavrita Wehrmacht Troops executed all the male population and set the houses in fire. The Germans left behind 800 dead.

German mountain troops raise the swastika on the Sacred Rock of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece, April 1941. The Parthenon is partially visible behind the flag. The troops wear winter uniforms that do not go well with Greek warm spring weather.

German mountain troops raise the swastika on the Sacred Rock of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece, April The Parthenon is partially visible behind the flag. The troops wear winter uniforms that do not go well with Greek warm spring weather.

From the photographic series "The Resistance in Epirus,1941-1944," at the Benaki Museum, Photographer Kostas Balafas (Κώστας Μπαλάφας)

From the photographic series "The Resistance in at the Benaki Museum, Photographer Kostas Balafas (Κώστας Μπαλάφας)

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