Zitsa ELAS Monument


Zitsa ELAS Monument


In the Plateia of National Resistance on the outskirts of the town of Zitsa, a large (~ 25 meters in diameter), circular, and marble-paved space, has as its centerpiece a marble-clad rectangular, two tiered monument. The lower tier has a dedicatory inscription and a date for the construction, and the upper tier serves as a backdrop for seven bronze relief figures, clearly of warriors. All proceed to the viewer's left and are a variety of ages from boys to older men, and include two women carrying weapons and wearing bandoliers of bullets. The first figure is the way finder with a finger pointing forward and the second figure is a flagbearer. The flag is inscribed with the acronym ELAS, standing for Ethnikos Laikos Apeleftherotikos Stratos, "The National People's Liberation Army".
ΓΙΑ ΤΗ ΛΕΥΤΕΡΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΤΙΜΗ ΚΑΙ ΤΟ ΔΙΚΙΟ ΤΟΥ ΛΑΟΥ ΧΑΡΑΞΑΤΕ ΤΟ ΔΡΟΜΟ. ; You mapped the road for the freedom, the honor, and the justice of the people.


D. Tzirogiannis (sculptor) ; ELAS (sponsor)


unspecific (Date of Event) ; 2006 (Date of Construction)


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marble (rock); bronze (metal); concrete
casts (sculpture); stone-built




Zítsa, Ioánnina, Epirus, Greece


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D. Tzirogiannis (sculptor) ; ELAS (sponsor), “Zitsa ELAS Monument,” Hollins University Library Digital Exhibits, accessed May 30, 2024, https://digitalexhibits.hollins.edu/items/show/34.

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