Visit of Lidice Youth to Coventry, Stoke-on-Trent, London, and Kent – 1962

The Lidice Shall Live Committee organised for children from Lidice to visit Britain on a number of occasions. One such cultural encounter took place in the summer of 1962 when 15 children and 5 women arrived on Tuesday, the 19th of June to be the honoured guests of communities such as Coventry, Stoke-on-Trent, London, and Deal in Kent.

Commemorating Lidice in Callao, Lima Peru – June 1943 –

Callao, a Peruvian seaside city and region on the Pacific Ocean, just outside the capital Lima, paid tribute to the memory of Lidice by renaming one of its civic squares and unveiling a memorial in commemoration of the Czech village on the 20th of June 1943.

Lidice: A Story of the Victory of Good Over Evil That Has to be Told – 2010

The intention of Hitler to blast the name of Lidice from the face of the earth was a conscious failure. News of the crime shocked the world, particularly in Britain, from where the assassins of Reinhard Heydrich had originally set out. The mining village of Stoke-on-Trent in the English Midlands began the British Lidice Shall Live committee and implemented plans to rebuild the village as a model mining community.

Hanley: A Garden of International Peace and Friendship – Legacy 2017 –

“Its concept is based around the vision, compassion, and steadfastness of Sir Barnett Stross, embracing the strength and determination of the mining community. As I came to reflect on Lidice, it seemed remarkably easy to create symbolism and reflect Stoke’s situation: Stoke-on-Trent had just experienced a massive shock with the Sneyd Pit Disaster, for example.”