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10 Dec 1943

Greece
  • Karl von Le Suire issued the order to destroy the town of Kalavryta, Greece as retribution for the killing of 78 German soldiers by Greek ELAS partisan fighters. This would result in the Massacre of Kalavryta thre days later, which saw the death of about 700 Greek civilians. ww2dbase [Karl von Le Suire | Kalavryta, Western Greece | CPC]
13 Dec 1943

Greece
  • Troops of German 117th J├Ąger Division, under the orders of Karl von Le Suire, burned 200 women and children in a schoolhouse and machine gunned 500 males aged 12 or older in the town of Kalavryta, Greece. ww2dbase [Karl von Le Suire | Kalavryta, Western Greece | CPC]
14 Dec 1943

Greece
  • Troops of German 117th J├Ąger Division, under the orders of Karl von Le Suire, burned down the Greek War of Independence landmark Agia Lavra monastery in Kalavryta, Greece. ww2dbase [Karl von Le Suire | Kalavryta, Western Greece | CPC]

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