December 13, 1943 is a dark day in the history of Kalavryta. German soldiers shot dead around 700 men and boys in the small town in southern Greece. Survivors of the massacre have been fighting to this day for restitution.
Members of the Belgian Parliament have called on their government to stop payments to pensioners who collaborated with Nazi occupiers in World War II. British and Belgian citizens still receive compensation from Germany.
German and Romanian officials have attended a memorial service for the 30,000 people, mostly Ukrainian Jews, murdered on October 22-23, 1941. The massacre has been a long overlooked page of WWII history — until now.
In September 1943, German Wehrmacht troops slaughtered some 5,200 Italian soldiers on the Greek isle. The massacre was a turning point in Greece and Italy's relationship, but the bloody event was downplayed for years.
What is the origin of war? Why do humans resolve disputes through mass killing? Is war inevitable? A unique exhibition in Vienna draws on new archaeological research to trace the evolution of war across 7,000 years.
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