⟰ Greece - 1940's

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September 1, 1941: German government orders Jews to wear yellow stars. Anti-Jewish laws were also enforced in Italy, under the dictatorship of Mussolini. This photograph pictures a young Jewish child with a Star of David badge from Rhodes, where Anti-Jewish laws were in effect.

September 1, 1941: German government orders Jews to wear yellow stars. Anti-Jewish laws were also enforced in Italy, under the dictatorship of Mussolini. This photograph pictures a young Jewish child with a Star of David badge from Rhodes, where Anti-Jewish laws were in effect.

parachutistes allemands en Crète en 1941 (German paratroopers, Crete, 1941) (Deutsch Fallschirmjäger, Kreta, 1941)

parachutistes allemands en Crète en 1941 (German paratroopers, Crete, 1941) (Deutsch Fallschirmjäger, Kreta, 1941)

David Chim Seymour - Orphans of the Greek War Circa 1948 - original photograph

David Chim Seymour - Orphans of the Greek War Circa 1948 - original photograph

May 1941: Flak gun deployed in front of the ruins of the Temple of Zeus, a short distance from Syntagma Square in the center of Athens

May 1941: Flak gun deployed in front of the ruins of the Temple of Zeus, a short distance from Syntagma Square in the center of Athens

c.1940 ~ Anafiotika, Athens

c.1940 ~ Anafiotika, Athens

Greece, Rahil Meyir Ezra, a Holocaust survivor. Prisoner number: 77098. Born in Ioannina, Greece. Deported by the Germans from Ioannina to the camps on 25/03/1944. Was interne d in Birkenau and Bergen Belsen. Released in Germany on 15/09/1945, and returned to Greece the same year.

Greece, Rahil Meyir Ezra, a Holocaust survivor. Prisoner number: 77098. Born in Ioannina, Greece. Deported by the Germans from Ioannina to the camps on 25/03/1944. Was interne d in Birkenau and Bergen Belsen. Released in Germany on 15/09/1945, and returned to Greece the same year.

In April, five months after its troops had subdued the Italians, the glory that was Greece failed. Axis forces, mostly German, rushed in from Romania and Bulgaria. The Greeks, bolstered by 58,000 British soldiers, fought bravely again. But by late May the Nazi flag was hoisted over the Acropolis.

In April, five months after its troops had subdued the Italians, the glory that was Greece failed. Axis forces, mostly German, rushed in from Romania and Bulgaria. The Greeks, bolstered by 58,000 British soldiers, fought bravely again. But by late May the Nazi flag was hoisted over the Acropolis.

German invasion of Crete, 1941

German invasion of Crete, 1941

Greece, Eftihia Levi Stavrocopoulu, a Holocaust survivor. Prisoner number: A-8326. The sorrow in her eys and on her face shows the horrors she lived through.  Born in Corfu, Greece. Deported from Corfu to the camps by the Germans on 09/06/1944. Was interned in Birkenau and Auschwitz. Released in Germany on 18/08/1945, and returned to Greece the same year.

Greece, Eftihia Levi Stavrocopoulu, a Holocaust survivor. Prisoner number: A-8326. The sorrow in her eys and on her face shows the horrors she lived through. Born in Corfu, Greece. Deported from Corfu to the camps by the Germans on 09/06/1944. Was interned in Birkenau and Auschwitz. Released in Germany on 18/08/1945, and returned to Greece the same year.

German paratrooper and two Greek gendarmes guard a pile of weapons surrendered by British soldiers captured in the town of Corinth, Greece, March-April 1941.

German paratrooper and two Greek gendarmes guard a pile of weapons surrendered by British soldiers captured in the town of Corinth, Greece, March-April 1941.

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