80th anniversary – Battle of Leros

80th anniversary - Battle of Leros

Commemorative events of the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Leros (1943 – 2023)

As the memory fades and people who fought in WW2 pass away, commemorations are the only way to keep the message alive and topical; NEVER WAR AGAIN!

From the 24th until the 30th of September 2023, Greeks, British, Italians and Germans will gather on Leros, to pay their respects at the place their ancestors fought and suffered in 1943, to share memory and knowledge and to highlight the ultimate value of peace, commemorating the 80th anniversary of Battle of Leros (26th September – 16th November 1943).

The cultural association AIAL (Associazione Italiana Amici di Leros), in cooperation with collector and researcher Nikos Kafentzis, with the support of the Municipality of Leros , is hosting a 5-days series of commemorative events, to honour the memory of the people who fought for Leros.

80th anniversary - Battle of Leros