Massacre at Distomo June 10, 1944

In 1944, the Head of the International Red Cross in Greece, the Swede Sture Linner, wrote the following account in his book “My Odyssey”[1]. On June 14, Emil Santrom, chair of the Greek Committee, showed me a telegram he had just received: The Germans had been slaughtering for three days the people of Distomo, near Delphi, and then they burned the village down. If there were any survivors, they would be in need of immediate assistance. Distomo was within the region of my responsibility for the supply of food and medicines.  ... It was dawn by the time we finally [...]