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The Church of Greece under Axis Occupation

Panteleymon Anastasakis


This book examines the response of the Church of Greece to enemy occupation during World War II. Historically the Greek people looked to the church to help them preserve faith and culture and expected the leader of the church to serve as an ethnarch. In some instances, church policy played an important role in the very physical survival of the Greek nation. During the Axis occupation, the Greek church, under the leadership of Archbishop Damaskinos, intervened to mitigate the harshest of Axis policies, although these interventions had limitedeffects and required distasteful compromises.Drawing ... More

Keywords: Axis Occupation, Church of Greece, Collaboration, Damaskinos, EAM, Ethnarch, Europe, Holocaust, Resistance, World War II

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780823261994
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823261994.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Panteleymon Anastasakis, author