Memorial for the Razing of Kandanos

Local name
LocationKandanos, Greece

The Razing of Kandanos refers to the complete destruction of the village of Kandanos in Western Crete and the killing of about 180 of its inhabitants on 3 June 1941 by German occupying forces during World War II.It was ordered by Generaloberst Kurt Student in reprisal for the participation of the local population in the Battle of Crete that had held advancing German soldiers for two days. The destruction constituted one of the most atrocious war crimes committed during the occupation of Crete by Axis forces in World War II.

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Address Ταυρωνίτη-Παλαιοχώρας, Κάνδανος 73004, Greece

Coordinates 35°19'39.013" N 23°44'27.315" E

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