Historyline 10

The Artist

Today we want to share with you the story of Virginia Vasiliou. Our protagonist was born in Athens. She studied at the School of Philosophy of the University of Athens and during the years of the Occupation she joined the ranks of the EAM, the most important Greek resistance organization. 

She drew, painted, tested her skills in sculpture, micro-art, and illustration. After the Liberation, in 1944, she experienced the state-persecution of the Left. She was tried by an extraordinary court and was imprisoned in the Averoff Prison. 

After serving her sentence, she was not released but was deported to the Trikeri female concentration camp. After the exile, she worked in church murals and restoration of paintings, in Greece and in France. 

From so far to so close. 

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