Memorial to the assassins of Reinhard Heydrich

Memorial to the assassins of Reinhard Heydrich - Prague, Czech Republic
Church of Saints Cyril & Methodius, Prague, Czech Republic (November 2009)

Reinhard Heydrich, a high-ranking Nazi official, was assassinated by the British-trained Czech agents, Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš, on 27 May 1942. The successful operation was codenamed Anthropoid. The Nazis levelled the village of Lidice and executed 199 male villagers in reprisal for the assassination of Heydrich. The assassins were eventually betrayed by Karel Čurda leading to their entrapment in the crypt of the Church of Saints Cyril & Methodius where they were being hidden by Bishop Gorazd. This image shows the bullet-riddled window of the church crypt. There is now an excellent exhibition about Operation Anthropoid in the crypt. The assassination of Heydrich was dramatised in the 1975 film Operation Daybreak.

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