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D-Day in the memories of the only Greek survivor

06 June 2014 / 17:06:39  GRReporter
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Andriotis was a charismatic agitator. However, the Greek intelligentsia, especially in Berlin, was not happy to hear about him. "They did not accept me because I did not have an academic education", he complains today.

However, this did not reduce his loyalty to the party. "I had blind faith in the party. When I went for the first time to East Germany, I wanted to kiss the soil," says the writer.

The change began in 1968 with the split of the Greek Communist Party when he supported the so-called "inner party". A process of liberation has started since then, turning him into a non-partisan person but a liberal leftist.

Andriotis has always known how to speak ironically of things, including ohimself. He will do so during the ceremony on the coast of Normandy, scheduled for Friday, 6 June, in the presence of the leaders of the Allied Powers and the last veterans of the landing. This time he will not shout "Easy with the eggs," as he did on 6 June 1944 with "Kriezis", but use the equally mocking "forward by assault" in terms of all those who refer to the "message of Normandy",  planning the formation of new military fronts, both in Ukraine and other parts of the world.

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