The Greek Jew Who Turned Torturer, Executioner Working for the Nazis

By Sarah Abrevaya Stein* I learned a lesson when conducting research for my recently published book, Family Papers: a Sephardic Journey Through the Twentieth Century. I...

The Holocaust of Greek Jews

Once thriving communities in several Greek cities, about 59,000 Greek Jews were victims of the Holocaust or 83 percent of the total number living in...

The Unimaginable Bravery of the Men Who Saved the Greek Jews of Zakynthos

The Greek island of Zakynthos, also known as Zante, is famous all across the world for its splendid natural beauty and the incomparable hospitality...

The United States of the Ionian Islands: The Forgotten History of British Rule in...

What is widely known about the history of Greece's splendid Ionian islands is that they never had to endure direct Ottoman rule during the...

Sculptor Paul Vrellis and His Wax Museum of Greek History

Learning the story of sculptor Paul Vrellis and visiting the fascinating wax museum of Greek history he single-handedly built at the village of Bizani,...

The Benizelos Mansion: The Oldest Athenian House Which is Now a Museum

For centuries Athens has been home to spectacular monuments that date all the way back to the peak of Ancient Greek civilization. The Parthenon, as...

Evzone Featured in Iconic Photo in Historic LIFE Magazine 79 Years Ago

It was mid-December 1940, approximately fifty days after the outbreak of the Greco-Italian war, when the American magazine ''LIFE'' featured a Greek Evzone on...

Could Greece Force EU to Demand Repatriation of Parthenon Marbles after Brexit?

As Britain leaves the European Union, it is taking with it one of its members' most invaluable cultural treasures. It is likely now that...

Christmas in Athens in All Its Vintage Glory

Nostalgia may be a way to avoid thinking about the challenges of the modern world, and yes, perhaps the glorification of the past is...

A Century Later World Finally Awakens to the Ottoman Genocide of Christians

By Michael Goodyear* In the final years of the Ottoman Empire, the Ottoman government under the Committee of Union and Progress (“CUP”) orchestrated massacres of...

Kalavryta: The Bloodiest Nazi Massacre in Greece (video)

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

How Did Bronze Age Greeks Know About Asian Monkeys?

Scientists have debated for years over why Bronze Age wall paintings at the ancient settlement of Akrotiri on the Greek island of Santorini depict...

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