• Creator
  • United States. Office of War Information
  • Created Date
  • 3-22-02
  • Description
  • Poster, color, 28.3 x 38 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office. On May 27, 1942 Reinhard Heydrich, the Reichsprotektor of Czechoslovakia, was sevreley wounded in a grenade attack by Czech aptriots. Heydrich died on June 2 and the Nazis (whose tactic of reprisals of collective responsibility were effective in stifling resistance to the occupation) ordered the execution of 10,000 Czechs. The most notorious instance of th... more
    Poster, color, 28.3 x 38 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office. On May 27, 1942 Reinhard Heydrich, the Reichsprotektor of Czechoslovakia, was sevreley wounded in a grenade attack by Czech aptriots. Heydrich died on June 2 and the Nazis (whose tactic of reprisals of collective responsibility were effective in stifling resistance to the occupation) ordered the execution of 10,000 Czechs. The most notorious instance of their reprisal for this event was the obliteration of the town of Lidice. On JUne 10, 1942 all the residents were taken from their homes. One hundred ninety-two men and boys, and 71 women were murdered.The rest of the women and most of the children were sent to concentration camps (children considered sufficiently "Aryan" were sent to Germany). The town itself was razed by the SS and the name of Lidice was erased from all official records. World War II; News Coverage WWII. 16 History; 14 Political systems. less
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