70th anniversary of destroying the village of Lidice

Discussion in 'WWII Events' started by seesul, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. seesul

    seesul Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2006
    Messages:
    3,519
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Zlin, Czech Republic
    Home Page:
  2. michaelmaltby

    michaelmaltby Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2009
    Messages:
    3,889
    Likes Received:
    589
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Toronto
    Agreed.

    MM
    Proud Canadian
     
  3. parsifal

    parsifal Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2008
    Messages:
    10,676
    Likes Received:
    676
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Urban Design/Strategic Studies Tutor
    Location:
    Orange NSW
    The Lidice children were transported by bus to Lovosice located in the area of the former textile factory in Gneisenaustreet of Lodz on June 13, 1942.

    Their arrival was announced by a telegram from Horst Boehme's Prague office which ended as follows: "these children are only bringing what they wear. No special care is desirable"

    The children were not sufficiently fed and were forced to sleep on cold dirt floors without blankets, they covered themselves with their coats if they had any brought one with them. Under specific orders of the camp management, no medical care was given to the children.

    Shortly after their arrival in Lodz, officials from the Central Race and Settlement branch chose seven children at random to be "Germanized". Adolf Eichmann then gave the order for the murder of the remaining children on July 1, 1942.

    On July 2, 1942 all of the remaining Lidice children were handed over to the Lodz Gestapo office, who in turn had them transported to the extermination camp at Chelmo some 70 kilometers away where they were gassed to death in Magirus gas trucks.

    It is generally believed that they were killed on the day of their arrival. Out of the 105 Lidice children, 82 died in Chelmno, six died in the German Lebensborn orphanages and 17 returned back home.

    After the villagers had been either shot or deported, military police ransacked the homes once again and took anything of value. All farming tools were taken and cattle were herded up. Anything of the remotest value was taken.


    Description of the Massacre of Lidice as told in the Nuremberg Trials Friday, 22 February


    Some of Lidice's children were sent to families in Germany and elsewhere to be 'Germanized'. Of 104, only sixteen were ever traced. In the days that followed, Lidice was erased from the face of the earth. Even its cemetery was desecrated, its 400 graves dug up. Jewish prisoners from the camp at Terezin were brought in to shift the rubble. New roads were built and sheep set down to graze. No trace of the village remained.

    A small Czech village called Ležáky was also destroyed two weeks after Lidice. Here both men and women were shot, and children were sent to concentration camps or sent to the Reich to be "Germanized".

    The death toll resulting from the effort to avenge the death of Heydrich is estimated at 1,300. This count includes relatives of the partisans, their supporters, Czech elites suspected of disloyalty and random victims like those from Lidice. All that was left of Lidice was a great brown blotch of broken rubble, obscene and sterile amid the growing crops.

    A small Czech village called Ležáky was also destroyed two weeks after Lidice. Here both men and women were shot, and children were sent to concentration camps or sent to the Reich to be "Germanized".

    The death toll resulting from the effort to avenge the death of Heydrich is estimated at 1,300. This count includes relatives of the partisans, their supporters, Czech elites suspected of disloyalty and random victims like those from Lidice. All that was left of Lidice was a great brown blotch of broken rubble, obscene and sterile amid the growing crops.

    Children from Lidice never seen again:
    Josef Brehjca
    Josef Bulina
    Anna Bulinova
    Jaroslava Bulinova
    Jiri Cermak
    Miloslava Cermakova
    Bozena Crmakovya
    Jiri Fruhaug
    Karel Hejma
    Frantiasek Hejma
    Jaroslava Hermanova
    Marie Hockova
    Vara Honzikova
    Marie Hockova
    Bozena Honzikova
    Zdenek Hronik
    Bozena Hronikova
    Marta Hronikova
    Zdenka Hronikova
    Vaclav Jadlicka
    Karel Kacl
    Vara Kafkova
    Anna Kaimlova
    Jaroslav Kobera
    Vaclav Kobera
    Milada Koberova
    Zdenka Koberova
    Hana Kovarovska
    Ludmila Kovarovska
    Antonin Kozel
    Venceslava Krasova
    Rudolf Kubela
    Frantisek Kulhavy
    Jaroslav Kulhavy
    Miloslav Liscka
    Milada Mikova
    Jitka Moravcova
    Vaclav Moravec
    Karel Mulak
    Marie Mulakova
    Zdenek Muller
    Antonin Nerad
    Alena Nova
    Milada Novotna
    Antonin Pek
    Emilie Pelichovska
    Vaclav Pelichovska
    Josef Pesek
    Anna Peskova
    Jirina Peskova
    Miloslav Petrak
    Zdenek Petrak
    Jirina Petrakova
    Zdenek Petrik
    Marie Pitinova
    Stepan Podzemaky
    Vera Pruchova
    Josef Prihodova
    Anna Prihodova
    Jaroslava Prihodovha
    Venceslava Puchmeltrova
    Miloslav Radosta
    Vaclav Rames
    Jaroslava Ramesova
    Bozena Rohlova
    Jirina Ruzenecka
    Jiri Seje
    Jirina Souckova
    Marie Souckova
    Miloslav Souckova
    Jarmila Strakova
    Ludmila Strakova
    Josef Suchy
    Wiroslava Syslova
    Josef Sroubek
    Marie Sroubkova
    Jaroslava Storkova
    Antonin Urban
    Vera Urbanova
    Josef Vandrdle
    Dagmar Vesela
    Karel Vlcek
    Jaromir Zelenka
    Ivan Zid

    tell me agin the nazi regime was just like the democracies that resisted it......
     
  4. DerAdlerIstGelandet

    DerAdlerIstGelandet Der Crew Chief
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2004
    Messages:
    41,767
    Likes Received:
    684
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A&P - Aircraft Technician
    Location:
    USA/Germany
    A tragedy.

    Shall they never be forgotten.
     
  5. stona

    stona Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2009
    Messages:
    7,521
    Likes Received:
    947
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Today,10th June, is the anniversary of the massacre carried out by elements of 22nd Panzer Division,"Das Reich" at Oradour sur Glane near Limoges.
    642 men,women and children murdered.
    Apologists for the Waffen SS conveniently forget this one.We should not forget the victims or what we were fighting for.
    Steve
     
  6. syscom3

    syscom3 Pacific Historian

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2005
    Messages:
    12,631
    Likes Received:
    309
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    Thank you Stona.
     
  7. vikingBerserker

    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Messages:
    24,064
    Likes Received:
    655
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Korporate Kontrolleur
    Location:
    South Carolina
    That's just tragic. RIP
     
  8. seesul

    seesul Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2006
    Messages:
    3,519
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Zlin, Czech Republic
    Home Page:
    Thank you Parsifal.
     
  9. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    41,740
    Likes Received:
    517
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Doctor
    Location:
    Portsmouth / Royal Deeside, UK
    Home Page:
    A tragedy indeed. May they never be forgotten.
     
  10. nuuumannn

    nuuumannn Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2011
    Messages:
    3,743
    Likes Received:
    439
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Aircraft Engineer
    Location:
    Nelson
    Thanks for posting seesul and Parsifal.

    We'll never forget.
     
  11. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    47,653
    Likes Received:
    1,416
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    We should never forget Lidice, Oradour-sur-Glane or any of the other places raized to the ground. Having read Max Hastings' 'Das Reich', and the full account of Oradour, and other atrocities on the march north to the Normandy front, I refuse to model, paint, or otherwise portray anything to do with 2nd SS Panzer Division.
     
  12. evangilder

    evangilder "Shooter"
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2004
    Messages:
    19,419
    Likes Received:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Network Engineer/Photographer
    Location:
    Moorpark, CA
    Home Page:
    Tragic. May future generations not forget things like these so that they are not repeated.
     
  13. johnbr

    johnbr Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2006
    Messages:
    2,501
    Likes Received:
    373
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    London Ontario Canada
    All great posts.
     
  14. seesul

    seesul Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2006
    Messages:
    3,519
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Zlin, Czech Republic
    Home Page:
    Yes Terry, there are a lot of books about heroism of different SS units and their members but such 'cases' you´ll never find in there...
     
Loading...

Share This Page