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The Nazi Occupation of Greece, 1941-44: An Endless List of Crimes, Atrocities an Bloodbaths | ΜΕΤΩΠΟ ΟΧΙ

The Nazi Occupation of Greece, 1941-44: An Endless List of Crimes, Atrocities an Bloodbaths

Despite the fact that several historians and modern day Nazi apologists are trying to exonerate the Germans for the countless atrocities and crimes against humanity they committed in Greece during WW2, the truth cannot be hidden.

In Greece, from 1941 to 1944, the civilian deaths resulting from the Nazi German, fascist Italian (until 1943, when the Italians swiftly changed sides) and Bulgarian occupation, adds up to about 578,000 persons.

That number comprises the deaths resulting from the persistent famine caused by the economic policies of the Axis, and the violent deaths resulting from the resistance and the reprisals.

It does not include though the deaths resulting from diseases such as TB and malaria, persistent malnutrition, wounds and exposure, which are a direct result of war conditions, but which occurred shortly after the end of the war. It is estimated that the overall loss of life due to the war to be 13% of the Greek population.

In August 1944, Greek guerrilla fighters attacked the German military camp at Vrastamites (the village is called today “Ypsilandis”, in Boeotia, central Greece). The Germans burned down every house in the village and dynamited the church in retaliation.

All able-bodied men who could be caught were shot, and the rest fled for their lives to the mountains.

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