The Greek genocide, was the systematic ethnic cleansing of the Christian Ottoman Greek population in Asia Minor during World War I and its aftermath (1914–23). It was instigated by the government of the Ottoman Empire against the Greek population of the Empire and it included massacres, forced deportations involving death marches, summary expulsions, arbitrary executions, and destruction of Christian Orthodox cultural, historical and religious monuments.

The Greek genocide, was the systematic ethnic cleansing of the Christian Ottoman.

German soldiers in downtown Athens, Greece shortly after the city was occupied by the Nazis in April 1941.

German soldiers in downtown Athens, Greece shortly after the city was occupied by the Nazis in April

Greek soldiers descend the hill during the war with Italy. "...all free peoples are deeply impressed by the courage and steadfastness of the Greek nation."    Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States, Letter to King George of Greece on December 5, 1940, regarding the Greek victory in the Greco-Italian War

Greek soldiers charge down the side of an Albanian mountain slope during the…

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.

Greece 1941 Battle of Crete - German parachutists/paratroopers landing

Greece 1941 Battle of Crete - German parachutists/paratroopers landing

σφαγή Σμύρνης 1922

Turks posing proudly with the decapitated heads of their victims.

"Αποστείλατε σίτον ή φέρετρα". A Greek man at a soup kitchen in Athens 1941-42. It is estimated that at least 100.000 people died (up to 1000 a day) during the Athens famine, the three years of the Nazi occupation.

A Greek man at a soup kitchen in Athens It is estimated that at least people died (up to 1000 a day) during the Athens famine, the three years of the Nazi occupation.

A German Gebirgsjäger during the fight for Galatas, half way between Souda Bay and Maleme Airfield. A destroyed Light Tank, Mk VI can be seen near the bend in the road, one of a dozen or so that the British had on the island, along with a handful of Matilda IIs.

A German soldier moves through Galatas on the morning after the New Zealand counter-attack of 25 May Lieutenant Farran’s damaged Mk VI light tank can be seen in the distance.

Οι Ναζί μπροστά από το Ερεχθειο. 13-5-1941 (photo: Gerhard Gronefeld)

Οι Ναζί μπροστά από το Ερεχθειο. 13-5-1941 (photo: Gerhard Gronefeld)

Sign in German and Greek  at the village of Kandanos in Crete, which was destroyed by the Germans as reprisal for a partisan attack.

A German soldier in front of one of the signs erected after the razing. The text reads: "Kandanos was destroyed in retaliation for the bestial ambush murder of a paratrooper platoon and a half-platoon of military engineers by armed men and women.

Ο αφανισμός της Κανδάνου

Ο αφανισμός της Κανδάνου

Greeks, Athens, Ww2, Roots

Γιατρός. Όταν στα ιδρύματα αφηνόντουσαν βρέφη από ανέχεια των γονιών.

Γιατρός. Όταν στα ιδρύματα αφηνόντουσαν βρέφη από ανέχεια των γονιών.

ΑΡΗΣ ΒΕΛΟΥΧΙΩΤΗΣ & ΝΑΠΟΛΕΩΝ ΖΕΡΒΑΣ

ΑΡΗΣ ΒΕΛΟΥΧΙΩΤΗΣ & ΝΑΠΟΛΕΩΝ ΖΕΡΒΑΣ

1941 Massacre of civilians at Kondomari, Crete: Kondomari massacre - firing squad opens fire. As the firing squad opens fire some men appear to be attempting to run away. - See more at: http://ww2today.com/2nd-june-1941-massacre-of-civilians-at-kondomari-crete#sthash.qBKap64r.dpuf

1941 Massacre of civilians at Kondomari, Crete: Kondomari massacre - firing…

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