Greece, 1941-1944. Μalnourished child holding ration coupon is about to try some soup from a soup kitchen; under German and Axis occupation Greeks were deprived from all food supplies produced in their country, which were sent to Axis troops waging war at the Eastern Front. Things got worse by Greek-run black market "businessmen". Consequently, death ratio due to famine raised to one of the highest in occupied Europe.
Andreas Embirikos (1901-1975)poet , keen photographer and the 1st Greek psychoanalyst.His poetry can be defined by 2 major tendencies.First,he was one of the major representatives of surrealism.As he himself admitted it was precisely the originality and extravagance of his work contributing to his commercial success.Then,together with Seferis,was the most important representative of the generation of the '30s contributing greatly to modernism in Greek letters.