The campaign was realised when The Exhibition of Czecho-Slovakian Friendship opened at the Prudential Buildings on Monday the 9th of October 1944 by a Czechoslovak Army Captain, in the presence of Dr Victor Fischl, the Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs, an associate of Jan Masaryk, and a company of Czech
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
When the formation of the committee was formally announced on September the 21st, 1942 in Washington D.C., the Lidice Lives Committee declared its ambition to create “a village named Lidice in each Allied country, reaching a number of 30 to 36 Lidices all over the world by the end of the
“We are here to swear that the name of Lidice shall live forever and be famous in every continent as the happiest village in the freest republic in the world. The aim of this meeting is to fulfil the splendid conception of Dr Stross and raise a fund by which
Many events took take place throughout the week. Proceedings began at 3pm on Sunday the 5th of September with a service in the City’s cathedral when Lidice’s victims were remembered.
A Spirit of Chartism revisited North Staffs during 28 - 30 August 1942. Rallies were held across Stoke-on-Trent, designed to build up an atmosphere of anticipation the week before the launch of the Lidice Shall Live campaign at Victoria Hall.
Remember Lidice Lidice! Your streets are silent now;You little town—whose crime was mercy-Lie beneath the sun,And only wisps of smoke arise to crownThe blackened desolation of the Hun.The torch and gun are thru,And never more shall children’s laughter ringIn simple mirth ;Yet from your dying embers shall soar again,A spark
Eighty-eight children of Lidice were separated from their mothers and deported from Czechoslovakia by the Nazi Main Race and Resettlement Authority to a transit camp in Łódź, at Gneisenaustraße 41. The children were put in this former textile factory where two halls on the upper floor had been reserved for
In Britain, the first seeds of a national public response to the tragedy which befell Lidice were sown a mere three days following the atrocity, at an exhibition of artworks organised by the North Staffordshire Branch of the Czecho-Slovak – British Friendship Club at the old Hanley Museum, Pall Mall, Stoke-on-Trent (see
Prague Radio broadcast on the evening of Wednesday the 10th of June 1942 that: “…all men in the village of Lidice, a Czech coal-mining centre, have been shot on suspicion of harbouring the murderers of Heydrich, the women have been deported to a concentration camp and the children sent to