A Little Village known as Lidice, first released in 1947, is an impassioned account of the realm battle II atrocity devoted by way of the Nazis in Lidice, Czechoslovakia. The reprisal used to be ordered by way of Hitler following the assassination of Nazi chief Reinhard Heydrich on could 27, 1942 open air of Prague. On June nine, 1942, Gestapo and different German forces entered the small village of Lidice (chosen it sounds as if at random through the Nazis), rounded up all males and male childrens 15 and over, and accomplished them by means of firing squad (173 in all). Their our bodies have been positioned in a standard grave. a few girls have been additionally done, with so much transported to focus camps. A handful of the nearly a hundred village childrens have been faraway from their moms to be raised via German households, yet over eighty have been despatched to their loss of life within the extermination camp at Chelmo, the place they have been positioned in sealed vans and gassed. Following the executions, the village used to be razed by way of fireplace, leveled by way of explosives, then bulldozed into rubble. The village's recognized cherry orchards have been additionally uprooted and destroyed, a small lake was once filled-in, and a circulation diverted. Grass used to be planted in order that the village was once, in impact, obliterated. At war's finish, just a couple of ladies and 17 Lidice young children survived to come to the village. Following the battle, homes for a brand new Lidice have been equipped close to the positioning of the unique village, and a memorial erected in honor of these who have been killed.

Author Zdena Trinka (1892-1967) was once a local of North Dakota who wrote a few extra books, commonly in regards to the heritage of North Dakota. She escaped the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia whereas on a visit.

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