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OPERATION ANTHROPOID


Operation Anthropoid was the code name for the assassination of SS-Obergruppenführer and General der Polizei Reinhard Heydrich named as the Butcher of Prague. The operation was carried out in Prague on 27 May 1942 after having been prepared by the British Special Operations Executive with the approval of the Czechoslovak government-in-exile. Although only wounded in the attack, Heydrich died of his injuries on 4 June 1942. His death led to a wave of merciless reprisals by German SS troops, including the destruction of villages and the killing of civilians.

We would like to show you the place of attack itself, the village, where RH used to live with his family, the village, which was destroyed as the revenge of his death and finally we visit one of the most commemorated places of modern Czechoslovak history, the Orthodox Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Resslova Street, the place of the last resistance of the parachutists.

On the tour we cover

* Operation Anthropoid Memorial - the actual spot where the attack on Reinhard Heydrich took place

* Kobylisy Firing Range - where repressive executions of the resistance members, including the parachutists supporters, took place

* Panenské Břežany - driving along the Heydrichs way to the village of his residance

* Lidice Memorial - the village that was razed to the ground as a Nazi respond to the Protector's assassination

* Church of St.Cyril and Methodius/Heydrich Terror Memorial - the place of the last resistance of the parachutists

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