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German Researchers: Berlin Owes Greece €185 Bln in WW II Reparations

Two German researchers claim that Germany owes Greece 185 billion euros in World War II reparations, of which less that 1 percent has been...

Kalavryta: The Unforgettable Nazi Massacre (video)

December 13, 1943 marks the date of the bloodiest atrocity committed in Greece by the Nazi occupying forces, as more than 500 innocent civilians...

Gorgopotamos Remains the Greatest Moment of Greece’s Resistance to Nazi Occupation

The explosion of the Gorgopotamos railway bridge on November 25, 1942, still stands as the greatest and bravest moment of the Greek resistance to...

Germany’s Occupation of Greece: A Massacre and Some “Beautiful Souvenirs”

The role of German archaeologists during the occupation in Greece, is being examined by the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung in an article published in its...

WWII Survivors, Historians Present Database of Witness Accounts of German Occupation

“I don’t feel hatred for the Germans. But I feel great sadness because Nazis existed. Why did we allow as a society for Nazis...

The Fatal December that Led to the Greek Civil War

"Δεκεμβριανά" (Dekemvriana, December events) is a crucial chapter in modern Greek history and signifies the beginning of the Greek Civil War and the long-lasting...

Athens Celebrates 72nd Anniversary of Liberation From the German Army

"They are leaving! They are leaving!" was the joyous slogan heard from balconies, windows and rooftops as Athenians ran out onto the streets to...

The German Soldier Who Saved a Greek Town from Destruction

Josef H. Blechinger was a German soldier who turned out to be one of the greatest heroes of the Greek resistance, who literally saved...

Rare Footage Shows Bombing of Piraeus [Video]

On January 11, 1944, English aircraft bombed German targets in Piraeus, Greece, for three hours, starting at 12pm. The city suffered great damages due...

The Gun Culture of Crete and World War II Memories

The island of Crete is home to great traditions and proud, defiant people who function mainly on tight kinship and friendship ties. Greece's largest and...

Greece Inaugurates Special Committee to Pursue WWII Reparations from Germany

The special committee that will pursue war reparations, the repayment of the loan received during the occupation and the return of stolen archaeological treasures...

Committee for War Reparations from Germany has 400,000 Documents of Archive Material

Almost 400,000 documents of rare archive material are now in the hands of the cross-parliamentary committee responsible for claiming war reparations from Germany. The archive...

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