Foreign News: Thanksgiving in Athens

In Greece, perhaps to a greater extent than in any other country of occupied Europe, hunger is Hitler's principal ally. From refugees, last week, came stories of the plight of those left behind:

> As early as mid-September men and women fainting from hunger were a common sight in the streets of Athens, Salonika, Peiraeus. Bread, wheat and flour were the first commodities the Germans confiscated. Later they took tomatoes, sent them to Libya, where German troops were suffering from scurvy. Dried figs and raisins, now the staples of Greek diet, also are being commandeered, shipped to Germany.

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