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12th July 1942, Stern Park Gardens – Lidice Illinois12th July 1942, Stern Park Gardens – Lidice Illinois

The first activities of the US Lidice Lives committee would focus on a small community called Stern Park Gardens, found on the outskirts of Joliet, Illinois. Merely two weeks following the disaster which befell the citizens of Lidice, the Chicago Sun magazine had an idea. It approached the Czechoslovak community

Czechoslovakia – Coup D’etat – 1947 / 1948Czechoslovakia – Coup D’etat – 1947 / 1948

With no European power left unscathed following the war, economic stagnation created a vacuum across the continent, and the US Government recognised the threats and opportunities which lay before it. In 1946, the potential for social unrest and the creeping expansionism of Communism into the West still existed across Central