Greek Village of Distomo Remembers Nazi Massacre Amidst Reparations Debate
CBC News in Canada featured a report from the Greek village of Distomo, where on June 10, Nazi SS troops went door to door and massacred 218 Greek civilians. Survivors said that the Nazis bayoneted babies in their cribs and stabbed pregnant women and beheaded the village priest. It was a two-hour killing spree ordered by the Germans in retaliation for rebel activity in the area. The news of this massacre spread throughout the world, including an iconic photo essay in Life Magazine’s November 24th 1944 edition which carried the headline “What the Nazis Did toGreece”.
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