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Stopped briefly at this memorial. Would have spent longer but we arrived during a hurricane. The memorial is on the top of a hill with beautiful views. It lists all the names of the townspeople who were massacred by the Nazis and their ages. Children...More
Not many have heard about this massacre of 218 villagers in 1944 but please pay your respects if close by. This is a war crime from only 74 years ago and the descendants of those who died are still fighting for justice. “When will we...More
The village was the site of a notorious massacre by the Waffen SS on 10th June, 1944. There had been some Greek resistance in the area, including an ambush of a German column, but there was no direct link with the village. Nevertheless 218 villagers,...More
This Memorial in Distomo is worth stopping in at. It's very confronting and sad to realise the massacre which took place here, however the memorial is well designed and pays respect to all the lives lost. Great views of the surrounds, including the village of...More
It 's a quite shocking experience because no human being can understand why this massacre took place and almost a whole village was slaughtered in the most atrocious way.. Only sadness and disgust for the executioners...
This was a very poignant reminder of the horrors that the Greeks suffered during WW2 under the Nazis.
A monument to hundreds of people from one small village rounded up and killed by the Nazis in retaliation to attacks by resistance fighters.
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