Approximate Jewish Partisan activity marked in yellow.
Greece

Despite massive deportations of Greek Jews to concentration camps, Jews were active in all the various Greek partisan groups.  Many college and university students from Athens joined the National Liberation Front and carried out attacks on German-held munitions ships moored at Greek ports. As many as 600 Jews were members of ELAS, and Greek Jewish partisans often acted as medical officers in their partisan units.

Greek Jewish partisans also mobilized resistance in their towns and villages, forming ties with other Greek partisans. Jewish partisans in Greece were generally welcomed into Greek partisan units without prejudice.

In 1943 and 1944, as many as 1000 Greek Jews fought as partisans. Jacques Costis, an Athenian Jew, was a member of a maritime sabotage force that blew up German ships supplying Rommel~Rs Afrika Korps.  In the mountains near Larissa, Greek Jewish partisan commander Marcos Carasso destroyed an entire SS battalion, which had arrested 12 Jewish families and burned their homes.

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Many Jews suffered from antisemtism in the partisans, even though they were fighting a common enemy. Read this study guide to learn about the role antisemitism played in and out of the partisan units and how it differed from region to region.