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Archive/File: places/czechoslovakia/lidice lidice.01
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"LIDICE. Czechoslovakian mining village near Prague. Lidice was the 
scene of a Nazi reprisal action. In 1941 Reinhard Heydrich was named 
Deputy Reich Protector for Bohemia and Moravia and began a reign of 
terror against civilians in the protectorate. Driven to desperation, 
Czech patriots on May 29, 1942, attempted to assassinate Heydrich. On 
the escape of the assailants, Nazi authorities declared a state of 
emergency in the protectorate. Heydrich died of his wounds on June 4, 
1942. Six days later the Nazis, alleging that the people of Lidice 
had aided the men who killed Heydrich, took savage vengeance on the 
villagers. All the men and older boys, numbering 172, were shot. The 
women were either killed or sent to concentration camps, where many 
of them died. The children were taken off to the camps or, in some 
cases, distributed to foster homes. The village itself was 
systematically destroyed, and its name was erased from official 
records. Nazi authorities, apparently oblvious to worldwide shock, 
admitted the massacre." (Snyder, 211)

                            Work Cited

Snyder, Dr. Louis L. Encyclopedia of the Third Reich. New York: Paragon 
House, 1989. ISBN 1-55778-144-3  

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