Plaque - Lidice Memorial, Lidice, Czech Republic
Posted by: ToRo61
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Quick Description: The Plaque on stone in front of Lidice Memorial
Location: Stredocesky kraj, Czech Republic
Date Posted: 3/4/2012 2:33:40 PM
Waymark Code: WMDX1T
You can find this plaque in park in front of Lidice Memorial.
Lidice, the name of which became a symbol of Fascist despotism in World War II, lies 20 km west of Prague and eight km from Kladno. The tragedy ot this little village and its 503 inhabitants began on June 10, 1942 a few hours after midnight. At the orders of K. H. Frank 173 Lidice men were shot on that fateful day in the garden of the Horak farm. The women and children were taken to the gymnasium of Kladno grammar school. Three days later the children were taken from their mothers and, except for those selected for re-education in German families and babies under one year of age, were poisoned by exhaust gas in specially adapted vehicles in the Nazi extermination camp at Chelmno upon Nerr in Poland. The women were sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp which usually meant quick or lingering death for the inmates.
Street Address (if known):
10. června 1942
Lidice, Czech Republic
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