1943

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Events

January

  • January 4: Swimmer Georgios Ivanof of Iraklis Salonica, is executed during the German occupation. To honor his memory the club names its basketball court to Ivanofio (Ιβανόφειο) after him.
  • January 14: Major Ioannis Tsigantes, leader of the resistance movement Midas 614, is slain during a battle with Italian carabinieri.
  • January 19: The "RHS Vasilissa Olga" sinks the Italian ship Stromboli off the coast of Tunisia.

February

March

  • March 5: Dozens of Greeks are killed during a protest against conscription by the occupying Axis powers.
  • March 6: ELAS guerrilas attack a convoy of Italian occupation troops at Fardykampos near Siatista, Macedonia. They capture 600 prisoners and much war materiel.
  • March 12: Italian occupation troops execute 40 Greeks at Tsaritsani.
  • March 15: The first convoy of Greek Jews leaves for Auschwitz.
  • March 20: Italian occupation troops execute several Greeks in Kastoria, western Macedonia. Among those killed is the local priest Father Ch. Papachristou.
  • March 23: Archbishop Damaskinos and several Greek business leaders formally request that measures be taken by the Logothetopoulos government for the protection of Greek Jews.

April

June

  • June 6: Greek communist leader, Pantelis Pouliopoulos, is executed by the Italians near Larisa.
  • June 25: 200,000 Greeks take to the streets in a general strike against the German occupation authorities.

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December

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December

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Deaths

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February

June

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