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.

Ano Lechonia, Magnesia, Greece, July 9, 1944. Gestapo and Greek collaborationists (group EASAD) killed 3 women: Lucia (mother, aged 60, on the right), Sophia (daughter, aged 38, in the middle) of the rich family Topali, and Philitsa Kalavrou (their housekeeper, aged 40, on the left). B/W photo by Kostas ZImeris.

Ano Lechonia, Magnesia, Greece, July Gestapo and Greek soldiers killed 3 women of a family

Sara Fortis, a Greek jewish partisan posing with fellow Greek partisans from her unit. Sara formed a band of female "andartes" that became indispensable to the male fighters, transforming young village girls into women warriors.

Sara Fortis, a Greek jewish partisan posing with fellow Greek partisans from her unit. Sara formed a band of female "andartes" that became indispensable to the male fighters, transforming young village girls into women warriors.

JUL 11 1942 ‘Black Sabbath’ for the Jews of Salonika This type of public humiliation had been a feature of the early stages of persecution in other countries – particularly Poland. Griechenland, Saloniki, Erfassung von Juden

JUL 11 1942 ‘Black Sabbath’ for the Jews of Salonika This type of public humiliation had been a feature of the early stages of persecution in other countries – particularly Poland.

General Kurt von Krenzski, the commander of German forces in northern Greece, ordered all adult Jewish men to assemble on Eleftheria (Freedom) Square on the morning of 11 July 1942 to register for work details.The nearly 10,000 men were kept standing in the sun for the entire day while soldiers humiliated them by forcing them to perform calisthenics and other tasks. Those who collapsed from the heat and exhaustion were beaten by the troops or doused with cold water and again made to stand.

General Kurt von Krenzski, the commander of German forces in northern Greece, ordered all adult Jewish men to assemble on Eleftheria (Freedom) Square on the morning of 11 July 1942 to register for work details.The nearly men were kept standing in t

13 December 1943 - German soldiers carry out the Massacre of Kalavryta in southern Greece - Nearly 700 civilians were killed during the reprisals of Operation Kalavryta. Twenty-eight communities—towns, villages, monasteries and settlements—were destroyed. In Kalavryta itself about 1,000 houses were looted and burned and more than 2,000 livestock seized by the Germans.

The executioners pose with their handiwork: German killing squad and Polish farmers murdered in occupied Poland,

A group of Greek partisans and British Special Operations Executive agents posing on Crete (1944). Note the captured German MP40 submachine gun at the center. (He was doing undercover work with the resistance in the mountains for eighteen months before he was killed.)

A group of Greek partisans and British Special Operations Executive agents posing on Crete Note the captured German submachine gun at the center. (He was doing undercover work with the resistance in the mountains for eighteen months before he was killed.

Upper photo: Villagers of Kondomari, Crete witnessing an execution. The Fallschirmjäger executed in groups of eight at each time. Down photo: Kondomarians being fired at.

Upper photo: Villagers of Kondomari, Crete Island Greece- witnessing an execution. The Fallschirmjäger executed in groups of eight at each time. Down photo: Kondomarians being fired at.

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