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May 3, 2016 - May 31, 2016


The exhibition, Reinhard Heydrich Assassination – The Death of the Holocaust Architect, has been put together in order to is to remember the 74th anniversary of the operation organized by the Czechoslovakia anti-Nazi resistance movement and carried out through operation ANTHROPOID by paratroopers Jan Kubiš and Josef Gabčík on May 27, 1942.


This act resulted in the death and elimination of one of the most fanatic Nazi’s also known as one of the major holocaust idea bearers. This operation also represents a significant event not only for the Czech history in the 20th century but also for the course of 2nd world war.  As revenge for the assassination, the Nazi’s burned the villages of Lidice and Ležáky and murdered thousands of Czechs who took part in the anti-Nazi resistance movement.  

Exhibition opening MAY 3, 7PM

The exhibition, mainly focused on the war period 1939–1945, and is composed of 15 panels placed in display cases. The exhibition core describes the situation in the fall of 1941, when Heydrich arrived in Prague up to his assassination in May 1942. The panels show the assassination preparation and its execution by the members of the Czechoslovakian units abroad and the retaliations coming from the Germans for the Czech nation after Heydrich’s death. A very significant part of the display is dedicated to the Heydrich’s plans, also known as the final solution of the Jewish question, he had been working on since 1939.

The display also introduces broader relationships between the Czech and Jewish nations mainly in the 20th century beginning from the personality of the Czechoslovakia president Masaryk.

Besides the text and photo documents there will also be some objects directly connected to the assassination on display e.g. parts of parachutes, uniforms and personal belongings of the soldiers who committed the assassination. 

The exhibition has been put together by curators from the Military History Institute Prague that belongs to the most significant military history institutions in the Czech Republic whose tradition reaches to 1920’s.

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From: May 3, 2016
To: May 31, 2016


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