Aris Velouchiotis

Military Officer, Deceased Person

1905 – 1945

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Who was Aris Velouchiotis?

Ares or Aris Velouchiotis, the nom de guerre of Athanasios Klaras, was the most prominent leader and chief instigator of the Greek People's Liberation Army, the military branch of the National Liberation Front, which was the major resistance organization in occupied Greece from 1942 to 1945. Aris Velouchiotis was appointed military leader of ELAS at the beginning of the Resistance Movement, by the EAM leadership, being at the same time a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece.

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Born
Aug 27, 1905
Lamia
Also known as
  • Ares Velouchiotis
Parents
Nationality
  • Greece
Profession
Lived in
  • Central Greece
Died
Jun 16, 1945
Arta

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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