Tag: WWII

Students in Serres get creative to commemorate OXI Day

Due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, OXI Day celebrations were cancelled across Greece. However, this did not stop students in Neo Souli, Serres, from commemorating the important National Holiday safely and…

Patras commemorates OXI Day with vehicle motorcade (VIDEO)

A procession of vehicles drove through the streets of Patras on Wednesday to commemorate OXI Day. Patras is Greece’s third-largest city and the regional capital of Western Greece, in the northern Peloponnese.…

October 28 Oxi Day celebrations cancelled because of COVID-19

By decision of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, there will be no student and military parades on October 28 to celebrate Oxi Day, as announced by government spokesman Stelios Petsas. It is recalled…

On this day in 1996, Aliki Vougiouklaki passes away

Aliki Vougiouklaki, one of Greece’s all-time favourite entertainers, as her films captivated four generations and not only was Aliki a star, she was also a symbol of post-WWII Greece, bringing joy, hope…

On this day in 1944, Dekemvriana shots are fired in Athens

On December 3, 1944, the first Dekemvriana shots are fired in Athens, beginning one of the saddest and bloodiest periods in Greece’s history. This incident in Athens started the bloody period of…

Honouring the ANZACS on ‘Oxi Day’

‘Oxi Day’ marks the beginning of Greek post-WWII migrants arriving in Australia and it also highlights the strong bond between the two countries as Anzac troops defended Greece during the war.  In…

Commemorating ‘Oxi Day’ October 28, 1940

OXI Day on October 28, 1940, commemorates the anniversary when former military general and Prime Minister of Greece Ioannis Metaxas said: “OXI” (NO) to an ultimatum made by Italian Prime Minister Benito…

WWII Greek soldiers remains buried in special ceremony

Greece’s Foreign Ministry announced the burial of Greek soldiers’ remains during a symbolic religious ceremony held in a military cemetery of Kelcyre in Albania. The remains were those of Greek soldiers who…

Greece to officially claim compensation from Germany over WWII

On Wednesday Greece’s Parliamentarians voted for a resolution which officially invites the government to claim World War II reparations from Germany. Whilst each parliamentarian voted by standing up, the Communist Party (KKE)…

Merkel accepts German responsibility for war atrocities

German Chancellor Angela Merkel cited her country’s responsibility for the occupation of Greece and atrocities committed by Nazis during World War II, after laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown…

“SOS: Greek population is decreasing and ageing”

The Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) published its bulletin on Thursday with the alarming title: “SOS: Greek population is decreasing and ageing,” referring to country’s population decline for the first time since…

Dekemvriana, one of the saddest days in Greece’s history

On December 3, 1944, the first Dekemvriana shots were fired in Athens, beginning one of the saddest periods in Greece’s history. The Dekemvriana (December events) refers to a series of clashes fought…

Greece moving forward with German War reparations report

A special committee set up to investigate the war reparations Greece is seeking from Germany, is expected to complete its major report by the end of 2018, Parliament Speaker Nikos Voutsis said…

Historic Greek Supermarine Spitfire to be restored

Greece’s air force has announced that its only surviving Supermarine Spitfire, a British fighter during World War II, will be restored in England, 65 years after its last flight. The air force…

On this day in 1996 Aliki Vougiouklaki passes away aged 62

Aliki Vougiouklaki, one of Greece’s all-time favourite entertainers, as her films captivated four generations and not only was Aliki a star, she was also a symbol of post-WWII Greece, bringing joy, hope…