Antisemitism in Greece
Antisemitism in Greece manifests itself in religious, political and media discourse. The recent Greek government-debt crisis has facilitated the rise of far right groups in Greece, most notably the fo...
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Military history of Greece during World War II
Greece entered World War II on 28 October 1940, when the Italian army invaded from Albania, beginning the Greco-Italian War. The Greek army was able to halt the invasion temporarily and was able to pu...
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Greek People's Liberation Army
The Greek People's Liberation Army or ELAS (Greek: Ελληνικός Λαϊκός Απελευθερωτικός Στρατός, translit. Ellinikós Laïkós Apeleftherotikós Stratós, ΕΛΑΣ) — often mistakenly called the National Peopl...
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National-Socialist Patriotic Organisation
The ESPO (Greek: Εθνικο-Σοσιαλιστική Πατριωτική Οργάνωσις, "National-Socialist Patriotic Organization") was a collaborationist, pro-Nazi organization created in the summer of 1941 in German-occupi...
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Eddie Myers
Brigadier Edmund Charles Wolf Myers CBE DSO, more commonly known as Eddie (1906–1997), was a British Army officer who fought in World War II. Myers was an officer in the Royal Engineers. Fr...
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Hartwig von Ludwiger
Gottlob Hartwig Alfred Michael von Ludwiger, best known as Hartwig von Ludwiger, was a German high-ranking officer during World War II and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak ...
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N. G. L. Hammond
Nicholas Geoffrey Lemprière Hammond CBE, DSO (15 November 1907 – 24 March 2001) was a British scholar of ancient Greece and an operative for the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) in occ...
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Captain Corelli's Mandolin, released simultaneously in the United States as Corelli's Mandolin, is a novel of 1994 by the British writer Louis de Bernières, set on the Greek island of Cephallonia duri...
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Helmuth Raithel
Helmuth Raithel (9 April 1907 – 12 September 1990) was a German officer who held the rank of SS-Standartenführer (colonel) in the Waffen-SS during World War II. While still at school, R...
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Haidari concentration camp
The Haidari concentration camp (Greek: στρατόπεδο συγκέντρωσης Χαϊδαρίου, stratópedo syngéntrosis Chaidaríou, German: KZ Chaidari) was a concentration camp operated by the German Schutzstaffel...
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Guelfo Zamboni
Guelfo Zamboni (1897–1994) was an Italian diplomat who saved hundreds of Jews during the Holocaust.
Guelfo Zamboni was born at Santa Sofia, then part of Tuscany. The last of eight sons, he belong...
Pandelis Pouliopoulos
Pandelis Pouliopoulos (Greek: Παντελής Πουλιόπουλος; 10 March 1900, Thebes – 6 June 1943, near Larissa) was a Greek communist and onetime general secretary of the Communist Party of Gre...
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Jürgen Stroop
Jürgen Stroop (born Josef Stroop, 26 September 1895, Detmold, Germany – 6 March 1952, Warsaw, Poland) was an SS General during World War II. He is best known for being in command against the Warsaw Gh...
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Hellmuth Felmy
Hellmuth Felmy (1885–1965) was a German military officer during World War I, the interwar period, and World War II. Felmy was convicted as a war criminal in 1948.
On 28 May 1885, Helmuth Felmy was...
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Axis Occupation of Greece
The occupation of Greece by the Axis Powers (Greek: Η Κατοχή, I Katochi, meaning "The Occupation") began in April 1941 after Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany invaded Greece, and lasted until Germany...
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TWA Flight 840 hijacking (1969)
TWA Flight 840 was a Trans World Airlines flight from Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport in Rome, Italy to Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, that was hijacked on 29 August 196...
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Walter Blume (SS officer)
Walter Blume (born 23 July 1906 in Dortmund — died 13 November 1974 in Dortmund) was a lawyer, an SS-Standartenführer (colonel), leader of Sonderkommando 7a, part of the extermination commando group E...
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Adriatic Campaign of World War II
The Adriatic Campaign of World War II was a minor naval campaign fought during World War II between the Greek, Yugoslavian and Italian navies, the Kriegsmarine, and the Mediterranean squadrons of the ...
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Levant Schooner Flotilla
The Levant Schooner Flotilla was an allied naval organization during World War II that facilitated covert and irregular military operations in the Aegean Sea from 1942-1945. It was primarily organized...
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Walter Schimana
Walter Schimana (12 March 1898, Troppau - 12 September 1948, Salzburg) was an Austrian Nazi Party and SS member, who rose to General rank (SS-Gruppenführer und Generalleutnant der Waffen-SS und Polize...
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117th Jäger Division (Wehrmacht)
117th Jäger Division was a German infantry division of World War II. The division was formed in April 1943 by the reorganization and redesignation of the 717th Infantry Division. The 717th Division h...
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The Guns of Navarone (novel)
The Guns of Navarone is a 1957 novel about the Second World War by Scottish writer Alistair MacLean that was made into the film The Guns of Navarone in 1961. The Greek island of Navarone does not exi...
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SS Kurtuluş
SS Kurtuluş was a Turkish cargo ship which became famous for her humanitarian role in carrying food aid during the famine Greece suffered under the Axis occupation in World War II. She sank on 20 Febr...
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Hellenic State (1941–44)
The Hellenic State (Greek: Ελληνική Πολιτεία, Elliniki Politeia, also translated as Greek State) was the collaborationist government of Greece during the country's occupation by the Axis powers in...
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Metaxas Line
The Metaxas Line was a chain of fortifications constructed along the line of the Greco-Bulgarian border, designed to protect Greece in case of a Bulgarian invasion after the rearmament of Bulgaria. It...
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