Greek children, mostly orphans,during WWII.  Location: Greece  Date taken: October 1944

Greek children, mostly orphans,during WWII. Location: Greece Date taken: October 1944

Greece, winter of 1941-1942. Starving Greek child. In the autumn of 1941 German occupation forces confiscated all produce to answer food needs of their troops on the Soviet front. An estimated number of half a million people lost their lives of starvation in that most cold winter of 1941-1942, mostly at the urban areas. Twice a day special servicemen collected dead frozen bodies to give them a hasty collective burial.

Greece, winter of 1941-1942. Starving Greek child. In the autumn of 1941 German occupation forces confiscated all produce to answer food needs of their troops on the Soviet front. An estimated number of half a million people lost their lives of starvation in that most cold winter of 1941-1942, mostly at the urban areas. Twice a day special servicemen collected dead frozen bodies to give them a hasty collective burial.

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Greece, 1947(?). Actor Kirk Douglas is distributing boxes with school items in the framework of US Relief Aid Plan, toward the end of the Greek Civil War (1945-1949).

Greece, 1947(?). Actor Kirk Douglas is distributing boxes with school items in the framework of US Relief Aid Plan, toward the end of the Greek Civil War (1945-1949).

Soviet poster 1939. Unknown if it is pre-Polish invasion or about the invasion. My non-existent Russian (I can read the Cyrillic alphabet) says something about Stalin in front of the Kremlin and something about the army!

Soviet poster 1939. Unknown if it is pre-Polish invasion or about the invasion. My non-existent Russian (I can read the Cyrillic alphabet) says something about Stalin in front of the Kremlin and something about the army!

Russian children stand abandoned outside the ruins of their home.  Nazi soldiers destroyed their home and took their parents prisoner.  (1942)  So sad :'(

Russian children stand abandoned outside the ruins of their home. Nazi soldiers destroyed their home and took their parents prisoner. (1942) So sad :'(

A german anti-aircraft gun in Greece, 1941

A german anti-aircraft gun in Greece, 1941

Thessaly, Greece, 1942-1944. Greek kids joined the resistance against the Axis Triple occupation of the country. They were organized in "Aetopoula" (i.e. Young Eagles) affiliated to EAM (i.e. National Liberation Front). They mostly served carrying messages to resistants. Here, four Aetopoula, show the marks or torture by the German occupation forces at Thessaly, perhaps in 1944. They were released because the Germans couldn't break them & spared their lives.

Thessaly, Greece, 1942-1944. Greek kids joined the resistance against the Axis Triple occupation of the country. They were organized in "Aetopoula" (i.e. Young Eagles) affiliated to EAM (i.e. National Liberation Front). They mostly served carrying messages to resistants. Here, four Aetopoula, show the marks or torture by the German occupation forces at Thessaly, perhaps in 1944. They were released because the Germans couldn't break them & spared their lives.

Epirus, Greece, 1944. Two "Aetopoula" (i.e. Young Eagles), children serving as messengers of EAM (i.e. National Liberation Front), the most numerous of the resistance forces against the Axis Triple occupation of Greece.

Epirus, Greece, 1944. Two "Aetopoula" (i.e. Young Eagles), children serving as messengers of EAM (i.e. National Liberation Front), the most numerous of the resistance forces against the Axis Triple occupation of Greece.

Greece 1941-1944.

Greece 1941-1944.

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