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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

Reactions to Lidice from leading statesmen in the USReactions to Lidice from leading statesmen in the US

News of the terrible happenings in Lidice provoked a wave of moral indignation across the United States. Czechoslovak Foreign Minister and Vice President-in-exile, Jan Masaryk, was the first statesman to speak out publicly about the devastation which had taken place, when he spoke from his home in Washington on Friday,