Bust of WWII heroine falls prey to vandals

Bust of WWII heroine falls prey to vandals

A bust in Exarchia of Lela Karayianni, a heroine of the Greek resistance during the Second World War, was decapitated by vandals early Monday, sparking public outrage. The marble bust, sculpted by Loukia Georganti, has been located on Tositsa Street since 1963. The City of Athens described the act as an affront to all thinking citizens. Karayianni fought against German and Italian occupation forces until she was captured in September 1944 by the Nazis, who tortured her before executing her in Dafni.

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