Famine and Death in Occupied Greece, 1941-1944

"Famine and Death in Occupied Greece, 1941-1944" by Violetta Hionidou, published in 2006 by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time.

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"Based upon extensive archival material, this is a pioneering study of the impact of the famine that occurred in Greece during its occupation by German, Italian and Bulgarian forces in 1941 and 1942. Violetta Hionidou examines the politics of the food crisis, focusing on the famine's demographics and the effectiveness of relief operations. Her interdisciplinary approach combines demographic, historical and anthropological methodologies to present a comprehensive account of the situation--documented by the archives of the International Red Cross."


Agapitides, S.; Page 103

Argenti family;  Page 24

Argenti, P.;  Page 154

Calvocoreses, L. M.;  Numerous pages

Copanares, P;  Page 231

Delivanis, D.;  Page 103

Gatopoulos, Dem.;  Page 103

Gotzamanes;  Minister of Provisioning;  Page 121

Hrysanthos;  Archbishop;  Page 113

Koliou, Nitsa;  Page 55

Kopanares, P;  Page 231

Koryzis, Alexandros;  Page 10

Loulakakes, G.;  Page 52

Margarites, Giorgos;  Pages 73, 80, 238

Mavrogordatos, George;  Page 221

Metaxas, Ioannes;  Page 10

Papandreou, G.;  Page 235

Prokos, E.;  Page 52

Ralles, Ioannes;  Pages 49, 110, 124, 137, 138

Ralles, Petros;  Pages 55, 143

Theotokas, M. G.;  Numerous Pages

Tsatsou, Ioanna;  Page 124

Tsolacoglou, Georgios;  Pages 10, 49, 120, 121

Tsouderos, E. I.;  Pages 10, 16, 17, 18, 19, 130

Valaoras, V.;  Pages 173, 196

Venizelos, E;  Pages 8, 9

Zannas, Alexandros; Pages 124, 125


List of Illustrations, figures, tables, acknowledgements, list of abbreviations



The chronology and geography of the food crisis, 1941-1944

Central government and administration

Requisitioning of foodstuffs

Agricultural production

Economy and markets in occupied Greece

Welfare and relief

Population movement during the occupation

Short-term effects on mortality and fertility

Causes of famine mortality

Death and survival by occupation