Category Archives: war

1140 – film: 1944 Nazi propaganda about Samos and Athos

This German news item from the second worldwar year 1944 shows Samos and Athos. It is spoken in German. The commentator is delighed by the Samos wines that are send home. And about the willing population that brings food and … Continue reading

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986 – Athos on Google Earth / Community Walk

This map shows you the most important buildings on the Holy Mountain and might help you get around. Beware, Google Earth and Panaramio isn’t that acurate with positioning places and pictures, so you better look here (also see Links: “Map … Continue reading

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762 – Monks in 1940


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760 – Athos during WW II

Karyes – Eastern 1941, three German soldiers with two monks. Soon after the book Monchsland Athos by Dr. F. Dolger was published in oktober 1942, see 599. Wim, 6/4

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675 – Photographer Karyes 1941

A German photographer in Karyes in 1941 with a, also in that period, very old camera shooting pilgrims. The photo is from the book Monchland Athos by Dolger. hv

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654 – more about the book "Dare to be free"

In post nr 574 I described the book of W.B. Thomas and his escape to Mount Athos in 1941 (252 pages). The first 150 pages of the book are about his escape, after being captured in Crete by the German … Continue reading

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642 – book from Dölger / renovation of the Protaton

Last week we bought the book of Dölger from 1942 (gift from Sinterklaas). We will show you pictures in the coming months, but I’ll start with most remarkable photo of the Protaton church in Karyes. I always wondered when the Protaton … Continue reading

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622 – dutch magazine 1963/64/65 ?

This article was published in the beginning of the sixties. The unknown author compares Athos with Tibet and is surprized how few people in Western Europe knew of the existance of this monk-republic.The most interesting is that he tells a … Continue reading

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621 – Athos 1946: memories of a British soldier

With great pleasure I can announce that one of our visitors, Patrick O’ Conner from the USA, was willing to share this interesting information about his visit to Athos in 1946. Here you can read some of his memories: I … Continue reading

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619 – Article 1941 Time Magazine

Failing Light April 28th 1941The Stukas swooped across the Aegean skies like dark, dreadful birds, but they dropped no bombs on the monks of Mount Athos. The motorized Nazi hordes rumbled across the Salonikan peninsula, but they did not invade … Continue reading

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