Rotary Monument, Lidice, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 08.665 E 014° 11.944
33U E 442772 N 5554994
Quick Description: At the entrance to the memorial in Lidice placed the Czech, Slovak and German Rotarians memorial stone and planted five trees as a symbol of understanding all nations
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 3/4/2012 2:16:51 PM
Waymark Code: WMDX1K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 84

Long Description:
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.
Plaque or monument: A mix of the two

Placed by?: rotary districts 2240, 1880 and 1950

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