Greece under the Germans

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Five women are lined up in front of a German firing squad. The execution of hostages, especially women and children, was often used in retaliation of resistance. Celje, 1942.

Five women are lined up in front of a German firing squad. The execution of hostages, especially women and children, was often used in retaliation of resistance. Celje, 1942.

Metropolitan Kyril non-violently stopped the deportation of Jews in World War 2 from all of Bulgaria!

Metropolitan Kyril non-violently stopped the deportation of Jews in World War 2 from all of Bulgaria!

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.

The Nazi propaganda picture shows soldiers of the German Wehrmacht on the Acropolis of Athens after the conquest of the city. The photo was taken in April 1941. Photo: Berliner Verlag / Archive - NO WIRE SERVICE -

The Nazi propaganda picture shows soldiers of the German Wehrmacht on the Acropolis of Athens after the conquest of the city. The photo was taken in April 1941. Photo: Berliner Verlag / Archive - NO WIRE SERVICE -

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

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

Nazi paratrooper fires his pistol into Cretan villagers massacred by the Germans at Kondomari, Crete, Greece, June 1941.

Nazi paratrooper fires his pistol into Cretan villagers massacred by the Germans at Kondomari, Crete, Greece, June 1941.

The Distomo massacre was a Nazi war crime perpetrated by members of the Waffen-SS in the village of Distomo, Greece, during the Axis occupation of Greece during World War II.

The Distomo massacre was a Nazi war crime perpetrated by members of the Waffen-SS in the village of Distomo, Greece, during the Axis occupation of Greece during World War II.

battle of Crete 1941

battle of Crete 1941

The Massacre of Kalavryta was the extermination of the male population, and the total destruction of the town of Kalavryta, in Greece, by German occupying forces during World War II on 13 December 1943.

The Massacre of Kalavryta was the extermination of the male population, and the total destruction of the town of Kalavryta, in Greece, by German occupying forces during World War II on 13 December 1943.

June 10, 1944 - German troops in front of buildings set ablaze in Distomo, during the massacre. The Distomo massacre was a Nazi war crime perpetrated by members of the Waffen-SS in the village of Distomo, Greece, during the Axis occupation of Greece during World War II.

June 10, 1944 - German troops in front of buildings set ablaze in Distomo, during the massacre. The Distomo massacre was a Nazi war crime perpetrated by members of the Waffen-SS in the village of Distomo, Greece, during the Axis occupation of Greece during World War II.

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