The Red December of Greece - Part 3
Many partisan groups were involved in the liberation of Greece.

Although they can be read independently of each other, the first part and second part of this series of articles on Greece during World War 2, make a more complete picture of the events that led to the Red December of 1944.



Greece fought bravely during the Second World War and managed to free itself of the Nazis. However, the civil war that followed and the political instability of the 50's and 60's, shows that the fate of Greece fell into the wrong hands.

The new Greece which was formed after the Second World War did not belong to the people who fought heroically during the war, but to the traitors who wanted a Greece-protectorate.

And it is still the case today. When the economic crisis began in Greece, an international problem that the media chose to portray as Greek only, Europeans began to accuse the Greek people of being lazy and corrupt. They were unaware that my country's political scene was a Western product. They forget that the state of my country was set by the great powers and not by the Greek people.

Why isn't Modern Greek history after World War II thought in Greek schools? Why is the Modern Greek history distorted and why do we characterize as heroes people with black pasts, such as George Papandreou and Konstantinos Karamanlis? The answer is simple. It is the only way to enable an undemocratic system to survive. The falsification of history alters the foundations of a nation.

I will mention as an example a report made by Rovilos Manthoulis. In 1997, the Franco-German TV channel ARTE asked the Greek director to prepare a documentary about the Greek civil war, which began immediately after the “Dekemvriana”. According to him, it was the first time we came to film this "frightening" theme. The film was broadcast in Greece, quietly, and left flabbergasted viewers who happened to see it. The same evening, thousands of people phoned the newspaper "Eleftherotypia" and the state tv channel ERT asking them to broadcast the programme!

However, forty politicians, which belonged to the right-wing New Democracy, and none of whom had lived during the civil war, made the following question to the Parliament: "How can the public broadcaster transmit such anti-national films?" The director bravely showed the names of those politicians. Some of them are: Papadogonas A., Giakoumatos Gerasimos, Psomiadis P., Kammenos P., P. Molyviatis., S. Spiliotopoulos., Fani Palli-Petralia, Kostas Karamanlis, Sioufas D.

It is important to mention that this film won several awards in Greece and in France. In this story we can see an example of the undignified behavior of Greek politicians. Many of the above mentioned politicians are still in politics. 

Observing our history with objectivity and responsibility, we find that the events of December 1944 are still chasing us. The consequences are evident even today.

So it is time to close this chapter.