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The Massacre of Kondomari refers to the execution of male civilians from the village of Kondomari in Crete by an ad hoc firing squad consisting of German paratroopers on 2 June 1941 during World War II. The shooting was the first of a long series of mass reprisals in Crete. It was orchestrated by Generaloberst Kurt Student, in retaliation for the participation of Cretans in the Battle of Crete which had ended with the surrender of the island only two days earlier.

The Massacre of Kondomari refers to the execution of male civilians from the village of Kondomari in Crete by an ad hoc firing squad consisting of German paratroopers on 2 June 1941 during World War II. The shooting was the first of a long series of mass reprisals in Crete. It was orchestrated by Generaloberst Kurt Student, in retaliation for the participation of Cretans in the Battle of Crete which had ended with the surrender of the island only two days earlier.

Fallschirmjager Crete 1941

Fallschirmjager Crete 1941

These Greek children are from Makri, a village burned and looted by the Germans. It was 50 miles from Distomo. Nov. 27, 1944.

These Greek children are from Makri, a village burned and looted by the Germans. It was 50 miles from Distomo. Nov. 27, 1944.

Battle of Crete, Greece May 1941: British soldiers stand by the charred remains of a German paratrooper. Such was the ferocity of resistance to the air landing German op that the paratroop division was decimated; following Crete, Hitler pulled the paras from the airborne role and send them to the Eastern Front as an infantry formation. Note the Luger held by the British soldier in the foreground.

Battle of Crete, Greece May 1941: British soldiers stand by the charred remains of a German paratrooper. Such was the ferocity of resistance to the air landing German op that the paratroop division was decimated; following Crete, Hitler pulled the paras from the airborne role and send them to the Eastern Front as an infantry formation. Note the Luger held by the British soldier in the foreground.

Fallschirmjager Crete 1941, pin by Paolo Marzioli

Fallschirmjager Crete 1941, pin by Paolo Marzioli

British prisoners of war on Crete, pictured after the surrender, later in June, 1941

British prisoners of war on Crete, pictured after the surrender, later in June, 1941

Galatos is a town on the island of Crete in Greece. It may seem an unusual choice of name for a back road between Rotorua and Taupō. Galatos was the site of a famous counter-attack by New Zealand soldiers together with locals in Crete during the Second World War. The soldiers have been long remembered by Cretans, and in turn access roads to the land taken up in the Rotorua and Taupō districts by returned soldiers were named after the war in memory of Crete. This photo shows New Zealand…

Galatos is a town on the island of Crete in Greece. It may seem an unusual choice of name for a back road between Rotorua and Taupō. Galatos was the site of a famous counter-attack by New Zealand soldiers together with locals in Crete during the Second World War. The soldiers have been long remembered by Cretans, and in turn access roads to the land taken up in the Rotorua and Taupō districts by returned soldiers were named after the war in memory of Crete. This photo shows New Zealand…

British soldiers surrendering to German paratroopers, Crete. c.1941

British soldiers surrendering to German paratroopers, Crete. c.1941

Crete 1941

Crete 1941

German prisoners under British guard, 6 June 1941/Battle of Crete

German prisoners under British guard, 6 June 1941/Battle of Crete

British SOE agents and Greek partisans on the island of Crete during the German occupation, c. 1943

British SOE agents and Greek partisans on the island of Crete during the German occupation, c. 1943

(7) German troops strategically station themselves around the area so no one will escape

(7) German troops strategically station themselves around the area so no one will escape

british army in crete - Google Search

british army in crete - Google Search

Battle of Crete - The Island of the Brave

Battle of Crete - The Island of the Brave

ΤΕΛΕΥΤΑΙΑ ΠΡΟΕΤΟΙΜΑΣΙΑ ΤΩΝ ΓΕΡΜΑΝΩΝ ΠΡΙΝ ΝΑ ΠΡΟΧΩΡΗΣΟΥΝ ΣΤΟ ΟΛΟΚΑΥΤΩΜΑ ΤΟΥ ΧΩΡΙΟΥ ΚΟΝΤΟΜΑΡΙ. Στο βλέμμα του φυσικού αυτουργού, του υπολοχαγού Τρέμπες, διακρίνεται η αποφασιστικότητα που θα 'φερνε τη φρίκη και το πένθος σε όλη την περιοχή. Ο χιτλερισμός είχε αναγάγει σε κανόνα τη δολοφονία αμάχων, την καταστροφή περιοχών και την καταδίωξη κάθε ανθρώπου που δεν ανεχόταν να υποταχτεί στη βία. Μέσα στον κατάλογο του αίσχους του ναζισμού παίρνει το Κοντομαρί μια τιμητική θέση.

ΤΕΛΕΥΤΑΙΑ ΠΡΟΕΤΟΙΜΑΣΙΑ ΤΩΝ ΓΕΡΜΑΝΩΝ ΠΡΙΝ ΝΑ ΠΡΟΧΩΡΗΣΟΥΝ ΣΤΟ ΟΛΟΚΑΥΤΩΜΑ ΤΟΥ ΧΩΡΙΟΥ ΚΟΝΤΟΜΑΡΙ. Στο βλέμμα του φυσικού αυτουργού, του υπολοχαγού Τρέμπες, διακρίνεται η αποφασιστικότητα που θα 'φερνε τη φρίκη και το πένθος σε όλη την περιοχή. Ο χιτλερισμός είχε αναγάγει σε κανόνα τη δολοφονία αμάχων, την καταστροφή περιοχών και την καταδίωξη κάθε ανθρώπου που δεν ανεχόταν να υποταχτεί στη βία. Μέσα στον κατάλογο του αίσχους του ναζισμού παίρνει το Κοντομαρί μια τιμητική θέση.

(9) What appears to be here is one final act of reasoning with the Nazis– a local holds his hand out in what looks like a request for clemency

(9) What appears to be here is one final act of reasoning with the Nazis– a local holds his hand out in what looks like a request for clemency