The anniversary of the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich

The assassination of the deputy imperial protector Reinhard Heydrich, carried out during the Second World War by Czechoslovak paratroopers Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš, is remembered by an extensive painting on the wall in Libeň, Prague. Its author is an architecture student Jakub Marek. Today marks the 79th anniversary of the operation Anthropoid.



More about the attack can be found in our article HERE.



“After Heydrich's arrival in Prague, the Holocaust of Czech Jews began. At one of the meetings in Petschkov Palace, it is decided that Terezín will become a ghetto. He has the Prime Minister Elijah arrested, declares martial law and has important representatives of the domestic resistance executed, especially former members of the Czechoslovak army and Czech patriots," the researcher Jiří Padevět explains the situation.


And then came May 27, 1942. That was the day Jan Kubiš and Jozef Gabčík tried to kill Reinhard Heydrich, but they were haunted by bad luck: a gun got stuck, a grenade exploded on the edge of the car, but Heydrich was mortally wounded and died a few days later. The retaliation was Nazi rage, arrests and terror. The destruction of the Central Bohemian village Lidice became a symbol of Nazi monstrosity.


Source of the text: plus.rozhlas.cz