Oakland, CA.- If you or someone you know is a survivor or descendant of a victim of the atrocities which took place in Kalavryta in 1943, we would like to hear your story.
A film documentary is under way chronicling the Nazi occupation of Kalavrita during World War II. In December, 1943 the German Army moved down into the northern Peloponnesus after the Greek Resistance and the German Army failed to agree on a prisoner exchange. After the Greeks killed German prisoners, the Germans exacted their revenge against the town of Kalavrita by executing all of the men over age 12. Had it not been for a conscientious enemy soldier (origin uncertain), scores of women and children would have also perished in a fire at a school in the town square.
We are currently conducting interviews and would like to hear your account of the event. We are seeking historical data (i.e., photographs, film, or other related documentation) related to Kalavrita. Survivors, descendants of survivors, descendants of victims, and friends of survivors and victims are urged to contact us to share your stories of the holocaust.
Please contact Peter Anastos at 510-912-8899 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.