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Shedding light on the role of Greece's Jews in the WWII Resistance

When the Nazis landed on the island, the mayor went to the local church leader, Metropolitan Dimitrios Chrysostomos for assistance. He volunteered to negotiate with the Germans and told the mayor to burn the list of the island’s 275 Jews. He implored the German commander not to deport the Jews. When the German insisted on a list,  Chrysostomos took a piece of paper, wrote his own name on it and handed it over. "Here is the list of Jews you require." Righteous Among the Nations.

On 9 September a German force landed on the island of Zakinthos (Zakynthos). The German commander ordered the Greek mayor Carrer to provide him with a list of the local Jews, so that they could be deported to the mainland and from there to the camps

Sara Fortis, a Greek jewish partisan posing with fellow Greek partisans from her unit. Sara formed a band of female "andartes" that became indispensable to the male fighters, transforming young village girls into women warriors.

Sara Fortis, a Greek jewish partisan posing with fellow Greek partisans from her unit. Sara formed a band of female "andartes" that became indispensable to the male fighters, transforming young village girls into women warriors.

German troops on Rhodes hand in their gas masks, steel helmets and other military equiment following the signing of the unconditional surrender of German forces in the Dodecanese Islands.

Bundesarchive Photos 1933 - all fields of WWII - Page 376

1943, Montenegro, Le "Generalleutnant" Walter Stettner Ritter von Grabenhofen commandant de la 1. Gebirgs-Division au cours d'opérations anti-partisan, juin | PK-Kriegsberichter Zepke : Bild 183-J14577

Generalleutnant Walter Stettner von Grabenhofen of German Mountain Division, Montenegro, Yugoslavia, Jun 1943 Photographer Zepke Source German Federal Archive Identification Code Bild Added By C.

A Greek boy who survived the Nazi massacres in his area looks at his British liberator (who pins a Union Jack on his sleeve).

British Soldier Wraps Union Jack Around Arm of Greek Boy, 1944 Greek partisans watch as a British soldiers wraps a Union Jack emblem around the arm of a young boy, prior to the liberation of Athens.

Greece, 1941-1942. Special servicemen collect the dead bodies of people who found death by starvation as the German occupation forces seized all food supplies from Greece to send them to their troops at the Soviet front; death toll among civilian population in Greek urban centers raised to almost half a million.

Επισκόπηση-Παρουσίαση της ελληνικής Ιστορίας κατά τον 20ο αιώνα

Saloniki, Greece, Postwar, Pavement made of Jewish gravestones.  Nazis often used Jewish gravestones to lay sidewalk...forcing Jews to use said gravestones for sidewalks, streets, stairs etc

Saloniki, Greece - Pavement made of Jewish gravestones. Nazis often used Jewish gravestones to lay sidewalk forcing Jews to use said gravestones for sidewalks, streets, stairs, etc.

German Sturmgeschütz "assault gun" tank in Greece, below the Athenian Acropolis. The 'Parthenon' temple is visible in the background. During the war, Stugs were Germany's most produced armoured fighting vehicles. They would see action under various flags, as late as the 1960's in the Middle East.

German Sturmgeschütz "assault gun" tank in Greece, below the Athenian Acropolis…

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