“They came in the night, men in boots and brown shirts, and they took from their homes the bewildered miners and farmers, the tailor and the priest, the boy of 17 and the old man of 70, more than 200 in all, and they shot them, because they could think
Author: Alan Gerrard
Václav Nosek, Minister of the Interior within the newly formed Czechoslovak Government and Chairman of the Society for the Restoration of Lidice, was born on September the 26th, 1882 in Velká Dobrá, near Kladno, into a mining family. He worked in the Kladno mines for many years. As a member
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
A thank you to the painters and creatives for their contributions to The Path to Lidice Steve Shaw is an accomplished visual artist who actively campaigns to restore links between Stoke-on-Trent and Lidice. A multi-talented potter and a musician too, Steve has worked with the author on multiple heritage inspired
Arthur Baddeley, of the North Staffordshire Miners’ Federation.Arthur Baddeley, of the North Staffordshire Miners’ Federation.
Arthur Baddeley, an employee of the Chatterley Whitfield Collieries, was appointed “Organiser” to the North Staffordshire Miners’ Federation at the monthly meeting of the District Council held at the Miners’ Hall, Moorland Road on the afternoon of Monday September the 29th 1930. Members selected him from a list of fourteen nominees submitted
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
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.
Working with internationally renowned sculptor Carl Payne, Lidice Lives is creating a three-part installation entitled “LEGACY” as the centrepiece for the land at Morley Street in Hanley – which is to be turned into a garden celebrating the concepts of rebirth and the values of friendship, empathy and cooperation Says