Italian embassy in Athens to honor victims of 1944 'Oria' shipwreck

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Italian embassy in Athens to honor victims of 1944 'Oria' shipwreckThe Italian embassy in Athens is organizing on Sunday a ceremony at the monument for the victims of the ship “SS Oria” which sank in a storm on February 12, 1944, near the islet Patroklos

The Italian embassy in Athens is organizing on Sunday a ceremony at the monument for the victims of the ship “SS Oria” which sank in a storm on February 12, 1944, near the islet Patroklos, killing 4,115 Italian soldiers, heading to German concentration camps. 

The islet is located a mere 3 klm off the coast of Sounio, southeast of Athens. The event is scheduled at 11:00 on the 60 klm of the Athens-Sounio coastal avenue.

“In this way, the embassy expressed its admiration for the humanity shown by the Greek people immediately and spontaneously, honoring every year the memory of the victims of this horrible tragedy,” the embassy said. 

“We also wish to pay homage to the 4,115 Italian soldiers who lost their lives in this shipwreck, but at the same time to the many others who perished in similar conditions in Greece at that time,” it added.

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