Zoe’s Journal

Surviving The Peace Character List

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ZOE LAMBROS

  • Age: 16 year old
  • Nationality: Greek
  • Daughter of Helena and Nicholas Lambros (deceased)
  • Promised in marriage (1941) to Apostolos Kiriacou
  • ELAS Greek Resistance member

EVA THERESA MULLER (HOFFMAN)

  • Age: 24 year old
  • Nationality: German
  • Daughter of SS Major Hans Muller (deceased)
  • Wife of Erik Hoffman (deceased)
  • French and Greek Resistance member

HENRY ALBERT FRANZ

  • Age: 24 year old
  • Nationality: German
  • Former guard and confidant of Eva Muller
  • French and Greek Resistance member

APOSTOLOS KIRIAKOU

  • Age: 24 year old
  • Nationality: Greek
  • ELAS Greek Resistance Cell Group Leader
  • Formerly promised in marriage to Zoe Lambros

KIRIA DESPINA

  • Age: 55 year old
  • Nationality: Greek
  • Former housekeeper to SS Major Hans Muller & Eva Muller
  • ELAS Resistance Member

THANASI KLARAS

  • Age: 54 year old
  • Nationality: Greek
  • ELAS Greek Resistance Cell Leader

The character of Thanasis Klaras was based on two real people – I took extreme liberties with their characters. There was a REAL Anthanasios Klaras and he was the leader of the  Greek People’s Liberation Army (ELAS) and he went by the code name of ARES Velouchiotis. The other inspiration was Yiannis Ritsos who a Greek poet and left-wing activist and an active member of the Greek Resistance during World War II. My mother told me about them and they got stuck in my head. I couldn’t decide which one should be Thanasi Klaras in my first novel “In The Blood of the Greeks” so I made the both one character.