Do you remember Lefteris Apostolou, whose story we shared last week?
His sister Ilektra Apostolou is the protagonist of today’s Historyline. She was an emblematic figure of the Resistance during WWII, a member of the KKE, and a proponent of women’s rights. She was executed by the collaborationist State Special Security Directorate, which was a section of the Hellenic Gendarmerie, in 1944, because of her resistance activity.
Besides her actions, she is known for the questioning she had with her interrogator:
“Where are you from? I am from Greece. Where do you live? In Greece. What is your name? Greek. Who are your collaborators? They’re all Greeks. What is your job? I work for the Greek people”.
We believe it’s important to remember our protagonists and their stories.
From so far to so close.