Distomo Memorial

Distomo Memorial

Distomo Memorial

The Distomo massacre (Greek: Η σφαγή του Διστόμου; GermanMassaker von Distomo or Distomo-Massaker) was aNazi war crime perpetrated by members of the Waffen-SS in the village of DistomoGreece, during the Axis occupation of Greece during World War II.

On June 10, 1944, for over two hours, Waffen-SS troops of the 4th SS Polizei Panzergrenadier Division under the command of SS-Hauptsturmführer Fritz Lautenbach went door to door and massacred Greek civilians, reportedly in revenge for a partisan attack. A total of 218 men, women and children were killed in Distomo, a small village near Delphi.[1] According to survivors, SS forces “bayoneted babies in their cribs, stabbed pregnant women, and beheaded the village priest.”[1]

From Wikipedia.

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