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German bombers above Αthens

On Sunday, October 28th, the Greeks honored their country’s entering World War II, after an ultimatum from expansionist Italy.

Contrary to all expectations, small and poorly equipped Greece managed to push back the invaders, causing much exultation in occupied Europe and forcing Germany to intervene in support of allied Italy. Bulgaria soon joined the other two Axis powers. Under the concentrated attack of the three forces, Greece quickly capitulated and subsequently endured one of the most brutal occupations in Europe, possibly compared to that of Poland.

This photo is but a small tribute to those who lost their lives in those dark times and those who survived through it with the darkest of memories. My parents are among the latter.

1941, German bombers above Athens. Below them, on the left, the Acropolis. Photo from here.

1941, German bombers above Athens. Below them, on the left, the Acropolis.

Photo credit: Yad Vashem photographic archive.

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