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Eurozone crisis: Distomo reflects on German domination for the Sunday Telegraph

 

Harriet Alexander visits the Greek town which experienced a massacre of 218 locals by the Germans in June 1944.

 

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Aerial View of Distomo

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Distomo Square

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Council employee Nikos Bouras standing by the the "Holy Place" inside the Museum for the Victims of Nazism

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Front page title "Tragedy of Distomo" of the Asirmatos (Wireless) newspaper reporting on the massacre at the Museum for the Victims of Nazism

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Pictures of some of the 218 victims massacred by the Germans, on the walls of the Museum for the Victims of Nazism

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Pictures of some of the 218 victims massacred by the Germans, on the walls of the Museum for the Victims of Nazism

Copyright: Dimitris Legakis Photography Service Athena Picture Agency, Swansea, South Wales Newswales freelance photographer pres agency news service wales south wales swansea cardiff pembrokeshiregreece greek economy finances financial eurozone euro currency european union banruptcy politicians, politics people poverty germany germans rich poor war second world war occupation nazis voiotia biotia viotia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictures of some of the 218 victims massacred by the Germans, on the walls of the Museum for the Victims of Nazism

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Karl Schuemers of the German SS

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Ioannis Zakkas with his brother Loukas in a cafe

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The mayor of Distomo, infront of the iconic image of Maria Sfountouri

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Former trucking businessman Eleftherios Basdekis with three of his five idle Mercedes lorries

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Former trucking businessman Eleftherios Basdekis in a local cafe

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The Mausoleum in tribute to the 218 locals massacred by the Germans on the 25th of June 1944

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Angeliki Kotsou lights the candle of the Mausoleum

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Bones and skulls of some of the 218 locals killed by the Germans in 1944, on display at the Mausoleum

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Bones and skulls of some of the 218 locals killed by the Germans in 1944, on display at the Mausoleum

Copyright: Dimitris Legakis Photography Service Athena Picture Agency, Swansea, South Wales Newswales freelance photographer pres agency news service wales south wales swansea cardiff pembrokeshiregreece greek economy finances financial eurozone euro currency european union banruptcy politicians, politics people poverty germany germans rich poor war second world war occupation nazis voiotia biotia viotia

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angeliki Kotsou lights the candle of the Mausoleum

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The inscription at the Mausoleum with the names of the 218 locals massacred by the Germans

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The inscription at the Mausoleum with the names of the 218 locals massacred by the Germans

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German soldiers in Distomo after the 1944 massacre

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A monument for those killed by the Germans on the 25th of April 1944 at Karakolithos near Distomo

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Aerial View of Distomo

Copyright: Dimitris Legakis Photography Service Athena Picture Agency, Swansea, South Wales Newswales freelance photographer pres agency news service wales south wales swansea cardiff pembrokeshiregreece greek economy finances financial eurozone euro currency european union banruptcy politicians, politics people poverty germany germans rich poor war second world war occupation nazis voiotia biotia viotia

 

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