United Panhellenic Organization of Youth

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United Panhellenic
Organization of Youth

Ενιαία Πανελλαδική Οργάνωση Νέων
Founded23 February 1943
Ideology Anti-fascism
Left-wing nationalism
International affiliation World Federation of Democratic Youth
Booklet with the charter of EPON, 1943 EPON-1943.jpg
Booklet with the charter of EPON, 1943
The house where EPON was founded, Ampelokipoi, Athens EPON House.jpg
The house where EPON was founded, Ampelokipoi, Athens
Destroyed house where three members of EPON were killed in battle, Athens, April 1944 YMITTOS-1944.png
Destroyed house where three members of EPON were killed in battle, Athens, April 1944

The United Panhellenic Organization of Youth, abbreviated EPON (Greek : Ενιαία Πανελλαδική Οργάνωση Νέων (ΕΠΟΝ)), was a Greek resistance organization that was active during the Axis Occupation of Greece in World War II. [1] EPON was the youth wing of the National Liberation Front (EAM) organization, and was established on 23 February 1943 after the merger of ten earlier political and resistance youth organizations. Along with EAM and its other affiliates, EPON was dissolved judicially at the beginning of the Greek Civil War but continued to operate illegally until 1958.

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