Donkey in Hydra, Greece

Hydra island--- Donkeys and mules seem to be the only trustworthy transportation tools at Hydra. They are widely used to carry anything, from people to shopping to construction matterials etc.

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).

In Saloniki, Greece, on November 11, 1942, 9000 Jewish men aged 18-45 were ordered by the German army to come to Eleftheria (Freedom) Square to be registered for forced labor. For hours they were forced to stand in the sun while suffering abuse and humiliation  directed toward them by the German soldiers. The incident became known by local Jews as the “Black Sabbath”.

In Saloniki, Greece, on November 9000 Jewish men aged were ordered by the German army to come to Eleftheria (Freedom) Square to be registered for forced labor.

Aris Velouchiotis, a communist chieftain in the mountains of Greece, poses during the Nazi occupation. A journalist in civilian life, Aris was the leader of the Black Berets, communist thugs with a long string of atrocities to their credit. Note the ceremonial dagger carried by Greek Army cadets for the duration of their studies at the Military Academy. Aris apparently liked the visual effect.

Aris Velouchiotis, founder and captain of The Greek People’s Liberation Army (ELAS), the military arm of the left-wing National Liberation Front (EAM) during the period of the Greek Resistance.

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.

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