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The champion of Auschwitz

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Today is the 72nd anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz and a National Holocaust Remembrance Day for Greeks. Today, I’m not posting pictures monuments or artifacts. I’m posting the photo of a man, who survived the man-made hell that was … Continue reading

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The “Prison of Socrates”

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I’ve already mentioned in a previous post that the hills around the Acropolis may be covered in trees today but in antiquity they were part of the city. We should imagine them covered in densely packed houses, along narrow and … Continue reading

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Α 71-year-old graffiti

Seventy-one years ago today, in the face of the advancing allied armies, the Germans had already begun evacuating southern Greece. Yet, on September 27th, 1944, Athens was still under occupation. It was in this occupied city that an unknown hand … Continue reading

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Photos of the week: 70 years since the end of German occupation in Athens

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. Seventy years ago today the German occupation forces left Athens, rushing northwards, in order to avoid being cut off by the advancing allied armies. . The Athenians flooded the streets in a frenzied celebration, not surprisingly, after one of the harshest occupation … Continue reading

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Photo of the week: War makes strange bedfellows

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In this picture, taken in 1944, the British tank, flanked by British paratroopers, is not fighting against the Germans in some Italian town. It is shooting against Greeks, during the Battle of Athens, one of the best known episodes of … Continue reading