The Key to Lidice

Saturday, May the 27th, 2017, and Mayor of Lidice, Veronika Kellerová presents three keys in a special ceremony: one to Czech President Miloš Zeman, the second to Jan Thompson, British Ambassador to Czechia at the time, and a third to US Charge D’affaires, Kelly Adams-Smith. A Lidice rose was also awarded to the Russian Ambassador for building the first memorial on the mass grave of the men of Lidice.

Thompson recalled the activities of Sir Barnett Stross, “the British doctor and politician who led the Lidice Shall Live campaign, Stross pushed through the idea of the Friendship and Peace Rose Garden in Lidice”, Thompson said. Photo shows Jan Thompson left, Mayor Kellerová centre, with Deputy Mayor Tomáš Skála to the right.

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