On Tuesday, on 25th of November, at 9:30 pm, Antonis Vratsanos the legendary saboteur of the National Liberation People’s Army (ELAS) and the Democratic Army of Greece (DSE), revolutionary communist and an opponent of Krushchevian revisionism, died in an Athens clinic.
Comrade Antonis Vratsanos was born in Larisa in 1919 and he took part in the war against the Italian invaders in 1940 as a second lieutenant. His most important achievement as a revolutionary and member of the National Resistance was the blasting, on February of 1944, of a German train, full of soldiers and officers, on their way to the Eastern front. This single heroic act cost Vermacht 450 dead including 150 officers and a general with all his staff.
He remained an adversary of Krushchevian revisionism and adherent of the revolutionary line of Stalin and Zachariades until the end of his life.
His funeral took place at the Kessariani cemetery on Thursday.
The Political Committee of Movement for the Reorganisation of KKE (1918-1955)