Inside Hitler's Greece : The Experience of Occupation.1941-44, Paperback

Inside Hitler's Greece : The Experience of Occupation.1941-44 Paperback

Part of the Yale Nota Bene series

3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


This gripping and richly illustrated account of wartime Greece explores the impact of the Nazi Occupation upon the lives and values of ordinary people.

The first full account of the experience of occupation, it offers a vividly human picture of resistance fighters and black marketeers, teenage German conscripts and Gestapo officers, Jews and starving villagers.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464 pages, 70 b/w illus.
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
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  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9780300089233



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Mazower has clearly had access to a lot of research on this topic. He provides clear directions where Left and Right became hard-to-define entities, and usefully adds information on what happened to the principal Germans who were involved in the occupation of Greece. The book might have benefited from checks by native speakers of Greek, German and Italian, and from more and clearer maps. Sometimes it seems like the author repeats dry lists of events, village after village, without locating these. As a historian, Mazower is attempting to maintain some objectivity, but sometimes the lack of empathy for people's motives leaves the reader wanting more. Good history book, but not of the same level as his other Balkan books.

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