92-Year-Old Greek Heroine Meets Jewish Family She Helped Save During Holocaust

92-year-old Melpomeni Dina, from the town of Veria in northern Greece, met for the first time on Sunday in Jerusalem the descendants of a...

The Statistics of Pride: Greek Resistance to Axis Forces Longest in Europe

Greece's resistance to the Axis powers during the Second World War was the longest of all the nations of western Europe, with the exception...

Vassilios Tsavaliaris, The First Victim of Italy’s Attack on October 28, 1940

It was a few minutes after 5:00 AM on October 28, 1940. The Italian military forces were ordered to launch their first attack against Greece,...

The Women of Epirus: Unsung Heroines of the Greek-Italian War

Most Greeks know about the golden pages of heroism written by the Greek soldiers in the mountains of Northern Epirus, when Greece bravely fended...

What if the Greeks Did Not Say “Oxi” on October 28, 1940?

October 28 is a Greek national holiday, but not without its share of criticism, as there are those who argue that it commemorates the...

OXI: How Greece Delayed the German Attack on Russia Contributing to the Allies Victory...

Greece's contribution to World War II was far greater than simply defeating the Italian army and shaming fascist leader Benito Mussolini. The Greek army...

The Unknown Cart Maker Who Contributed to the Liberation of Thessaloniki

Sometimes history is made of footnotes; little unknown details that turn out to be of great importance. Like the case of an unknown peasant...

Nikos Kazantzakis: Legacy of “Zorba the Greek” Author Lives On

Nikos Kazantzakis was Greece’s most prolific writer and he remains one of the most famous Greek citizens to have ever lived. A writer of...

Commemorating Thessaloniki’s Liberation from the Turks

It was October 26, 1912 when freedom bells rang in Thessaloniki, as the Greek army liberated the city from Ottoman rule. The city was...

The Valiant Greek Jew Who Fought in Crimea, Asia Minor and Two World Wars

 Mordechai Frizis (Μαρδοχαίος Φριζής), who fought in the Crimea and in the doomed Asia Minor campaign as well as the two World Wars, was...

Greek Scientists Say Alexander the Great Died of Pancreatic Necrosis

Alexander the Great died of pancreatic necrosis, not from any other disease previously speculated about, such as malaria or pneumonia, according to the results...

Who Was the Mystery Woman Who Broke the Female Ban on Mount Athos?

This 1903 photograph of a woman on Mount Athos, which was published in a Greek newspaper at that time, still remains a mystery, with some...

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