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Church of Agios Nikolaos

Greek Orthodox

Distomo

Greece

Every church service in Distomo remembers the victims of the worst Nazi atrocity in Greece, the Distomo massacre. 218 villagers were killed in a rampage of killing, looting and rape, shooting and bayoneting babies and whole families. The massacre was in reprisal for Greek partisan attacks. The priest, who was decapitated, was one of the victims.
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One of two plaqes in the church listing the victims of the 1944 massacre
Memorial, 5 miles north of the village, to the 218 Distomo villagers killed in the Nazi massacre  10 June 1944
Photo: Harry Potter <a href="http://www.hellenicfoundation.com/" target="new" class="link">Hellenic Foundation for the Preservation of History & Culture</a>
Photo: Harry Potter <a href="http://www.hellenicfoundation.com/" target="new" class="link">Hellenic Foundation for the Preservation of History & Culture</a>
Photo: Harry Potter <a href="http://www.hellenicfoundation.com/" target="new" class="link">Hellenic Foundation for the Preservation of History & Culture</a>