My personal journey of friendship with Lidice began in the summer of 2010 when reading a book written by Rupert Butler in 1992 called “An Illustrated History of The Gestapo.” Flicking through, I stumbled across the following passage: “The intention of Hitler to blast the name of Lidice from the face
Day: 20 March 2022
On the 18th of September Daladier came to Downing Street to discuss the terms; eventually he too accepted Hitler’s demands. Now everything hinged on the response of the Czechs. If they decided to resist, they would have to go it alone. As Wehrmacht forces assumed positions along his nation’s borders,
Czechoslovakia was officially created on the 28th of October 1918 following the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the end of the First World War. A significant minority of the population were Germans who lived in the Sudetenland, historically rich areas which bordered on Germany and the fledgling Austrian nation.