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Operation in December 1941, in which seven Czech agents were dropped in Bohemia (nowadays the Czech Republic) for the eventual assassination of SS-leader Reinhard Heydrich.
Czech resistance and the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich
  • Article by Robert Mueller
  • Published on June 27th, 2019

Czech resistance and the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich

Starting at dawn on June 10, 1942, shots rang out over the emptied village of Lidice, Czechoslovakia as groups of ten inhabitants were taken from a farm building cellar into an orchard and executed by Nazi firing squad. The process continued all day with short breaks for the executioners to buck up their courage with schnapps. The entire male population of the village was eliminated. Innocent Lidice was paying the butcher’s bill for the assassination of the Third Reich’s third most powerful man – SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich.

Related persons

Čurda, Karel* October 10th, 1911
† April 29th, 1947

Kubiš, Jan* June 24th, 1913
† June 18th, 1942

Valčík, Josef* November 2nd, 1914
† June 18th, 1942

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