Object ID
1995.32.1
Object Name
Plate, Commemorative
Donor

Event
Distomo Massacre Memorial
Material
Ceramic
Object Entities
Dobrijevic, Iriney (is related to)
Dobriejevic, Ireney (is related to)
Dobriejevic, Mikro (is related to)
Reverend, (is related to)
Father, (is related to)
Object Description
1 commemorative plate of the Distomo massacre memorial. The memorial is depicted in black and white in the center of the plate with the Greek words "DISTOMO 10 IOUNIOU 1944" or "Distomo 10 June 1944". On the back is a shield-like logo with some Greek words above and "Ionia Hellas 98" below. There also appears to be a Greek telephone number.
Origin
The Distomo massacre was a Nazi war crime perpetrated by members of the Waffen-SS in the village of Distomo, Greece, 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-Hauptsturmf├╝hrer Fritz Lautenbach went door to door and massacred Greek civilians as part of a 'retaliation measure' for a partisan attack upon the unit. A total of 214 men, women and children were killed in Distomo, a small village near Delphi.
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Citation
Plate, Commemorative, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10382. Accessed 12/08/21.