The village that died and lives again
Jun09

The village that died and lives again

On 27th May 1942, Czechoslovak soldiers sent by the Government-in-exile in London attacked Acting Reich Protector Reinhard Heydrich and wounded him. Heydrich died of the injury on 4th June. The Nazi leadership was furious. The Nazis had no clue as to where to find the assassins yet. They decided to carry out an act of terror to frighten the Czechs. Actual ruler of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, Karl Hermann Frank (one of the...

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Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich
May27

Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich

Morning of May 27, 1942 was pleasant in Prague, centre of the Protectorate Bohemia and Moravia. Weather was kind and the war far, far away. People were going to work. From his residence at Panenské Břežany, Acting Reich-Protector and Obergruppenführer of the SS, Reinhard Heydrich’s car was heading to Prague. That day, he was to fly to meet Adolf Hitler in Berlin. It happened when the car with Heydrich slowed to take a sharp turn. A...

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