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Village
Location type: Village
Location address: Greece, Chaidari
Number of texts: 2
5 stars
Made by Dromos
Made by Dromos

Chaidari Concentration Camp was used to terrorize the population during World War II. The military buildings near Chaidari were started before the war by the Greek dictator Metaxas. The buildings were never finished and were lacking water and sanitary infrastructure when World War II started.

These buildings were used by the Nazis during World War II for their notorious SS camp. Chaidari was a transit camp for Jews and Italian soldiers. Here, Greeks were being held before send to the SS Headquarters in Kolonaki and to keep hostages awaiing execution.

After a German general was killed in the Peloponnese, 200 prisoners were picked from the Chaidari prison camp and executed in batches of 20 on the side of Mount Hymettos at Kaisariani. They are buried in the Cemetery of Nikaia.

Linked characteristics: Peculiar
Linked themes: War

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During the Greek War of Independence, a major battle was fought at Chaidari of Haidari and won by the Greek Freedomfighters. Nevertheless, the Turks could capture 16 prisoners alive and beheaded fifteen of them. The 16yh, Lampro Koromilas, father of 7 children, was crucified and nailed to a wall by his feat, hands and ears. After 72 hours, he was still alive and was put out of his misery by a sympathizing Turk who shot him.

Linked themes: Crime and justice, War

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