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Memories of the Occupation in Greece

Dr. Iassonas Chandrinos

Jason Chandrinos was born in Athens in 1984. He received his PhD from the Department of History and Archaeology, University of Athens, in 2015. His thesis –entitled “Cities at War: European urban centers under Nazi occupation, 1939-1945”– entails a comparative study of Nazi occupation, everyday life and resistance in the european urban landscape (in press). He has published the book “The People’s Punishing Arm: The history of ELAS and OPLA in occupied Athens 1942-1944” about the armed communist resistance inAthensduring the Occupation, that was based on his MA. Since 2007 he is a special researcher for the Jewish Museum of Greece and has ever since focused on the contemporary history of the Greek Jews. He supervised the exhibition "Synagonistis: Greek Jews in the National Resistance" (2013) and the National Holocaust Exhibition, to be inaugurated in Auschwitz- Birkenau State Museum in 2018. He has also cooperated with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in archival research about the Holocaust in Greece. From October 2016 to October 2017 he taught at University of Regensburg as visiting professor. He is member of the Workshop on the Study of the Jews of Greece (http://greekjewry.wordpress.com/).