Kalavrita MuseumNovember 21, 2018 in Greece
While up in Kalavrita we visited the Holocaust Museum, the town was the sight of a significant war atrocity, it was occupied firstly by the Italians and then the Germans as Partisans were operating nearby and included some townspeople’s family. After weeks of uncertainty all the towns folk were bid to meet in the old school house. There the men of fighting age and boys over 13 were separated out and taken to a ridge near the town where on receiving a signal they were gunned down.Meanwhile the remaining townspeople were locked in the school and it was set alight. Over 600 people died 465 at the ridge, only 13 escaped, the remainder in the burning building or shortly after from wounds. It took the women 3 days to bury the dead.
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