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A Policy of AnnihilationA Policy of Annihilation

The physical deconstruction and erasure of the old village of Lidice took over two years of solid graft, was financially costly, and was paid for by the victims’ bank accounts. It was not until September the 25th, 1944, that Karl Frank could finally announce with much satisfaction that the clearing

A British LidiceA British Lidice

In August 1942, having received consent from the President of the Mineworkers’ Federation of Great Britain, Will Lawther, at their Conference in July, the British Crown Film Unit began scanning the country’s coalfield looking for a location to create a propaganda film based on the Lidice atrocity. Aspiring producer, Humphrey

The Rose of LidiceThe Rose of Lidice

The Garden of Peace and Friendship had been opened on the 19th of June 1955. In 1956, the musical composition “A Rose for Lidice” was commissioned retrospectively by the Lidice Shall Live Committee to celebrate the opening of the rose garden. The choral piece was written as a soprano solo with

Lidice – The NameLidice – The Name

If there is an instance of a catalyst for the trend of christening baby girls “Lidice” it would be José D’Elía (21 June 1916 – 29 January 2007). The high-profile Uruguayan labour leader, trade unionist and politician, worked as a shop employee at first before joining the trade union movement. By

Events to Celebrate the Anglo-Soviet Mutual Assistance Agreement – 19th – 21st June, 1942Events to Celebrate the Anglo-Soviet Mutual Assistance Agreement – 19th – 21st June, 1942

TREATIES and NEW HOPE. Across the free world, shock at the news of Lidice was tempered with the announcement by Moscow Radio, on Thursday June the 11th of the highly significant news of the signing of an Anglo-Soviet Mutual Assistance agreement – which would see the two nations support each other

The Key to LidiceThe 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