Greece - WWII and Civil war

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Greek partisans who fought German invaders during the battle of Crete (May 1941). This image has become a sort of anti-government mascot during the upheavals in the Greek economy since 2011.

Greek partisans who fought German invaders during the battle of Crete (May 1941). This image has become a sort of anti-government mascot during the upheavals in the Greek economy since 2011.

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.

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.

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 Germans did to Greece during WWII (the massacre at the town of Distomo)

by Costas Balafas  Partisan girl from Epirus, Greece, c.1941-1944.

by Costas Balafas Partisan girl from Epirus, Greece, c.1941-1944.

Ano Kerassia, Magnesia, Greece, 1944. Members of the 54th partisan Batallion of the National People's Liberation Army. b/w photo by Kostas Zimeris.

Ano Kerassia, Magnesia, Greece, 1944. Members of the 54th partisan Batallion of the National People's Liberation Army. b/w photo by Kostas Zimeris.

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. 296

The German Wehrmacht invades Greece on April 6, 1941.

The German Wehrmacht invades Greece on April 6, 1941.

Edward McKnight Kauffer. 1942

Edward McKnight Kauffer. 1942

A Greek soldier kisses his daughter goodbye as he prepares to board the train that will take him to the front. Italian invasion of Greece through Albania, October 1940. By the beginning of 1941, Mussolini's troops were beating a hasty retreat.

A Greek soldier kisses his daughter goodbye as he prepares to board the train that will take him to the front. Italian invasion of Greece through Albania, October 1940. By the beginning of 1941, Mussolini's troops were beating a hasty retreat.

Greece, 1942-1944. An orthodox priest, member of ELAS (Greek People's Liberation Army), fighting against the German, Italian and Bulgarian occupation forces.

Greece, 1942-1944. An orthodox priest, member of ELAS (Greek People's Liberation Army), fighting against the German, Italian and Bulgarian occupation forces.

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