Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Nazis liquidate Lidice (a Czech village) in retaliation for Heydrich's death - June 10, 1942

Memorial to the murdered children of Lidice
Memorial to the murdered children of Lidice

Lidice is a village in the Czech Republic north-west of Prague. As part of Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, it was completely destroyed by German forces in reprisal for the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich during World War II. On June 10, 1942, all 192 men over 16 years of age from the village were murdered on the spot by the Germans in a much publicised atrocity. The rest of the population were sent to Nazi concentration camps where many women and nearly all the children were killed.

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