May 192012


Posted by Elena Tiniakou

The date is April 27th 1941.
The German military is entering Athens.
Α detachment under the orders of Captain Jacob and Lieutenant Elsnits headed to the Acropolis to take down the Greek flag and raise the swastika. A young man, Konstantinos Koukidis, refuses to surrender the Greek flag and carried it to his death, diving from the Acropolis.


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  One Response to “OXI – The Story of Konstantinos Koukidis”

  1. My mother used to live in Plaka the neighbourhood below Acropolis She told me the story of Konstantinos Koukidis and i believe is not a myth.

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