Shock and Strong Reactions in the US to the Lidice Atrocity – 1942

If future generations ask us what we fought for in this war, we will tell them a story about Lidiceā€¦ And here is our answer to the Nazis. You did not exterminate Lidice – you gave them an eternally lasting life. You have given them a name that will live forever in the hearts and minds of free people everywhere. You have made them a symbol of the struggle for freedom – the war call of millions who value freedom more than their lives.