Operation Anthropoid 1942

Operation Anthropoid was the code name for the plan to assassinate Nazi Obergruppenfuhrer Reinhard Heydrich in 1942.Many called Heydrich The Hangman of Prague. Heydrich had been installed as Acting Reich Protector of Bohemia and Moravia. Two soldiers from the Czechoslovak Army based in Britain were assigned to Operation Anthropoid. Josef Gabcik from what is now Slovakia, and Jan Kubis from what is now the Czech Republic, were Warrant Officers as well as being great friends.
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On 2 July 1942, most of the children of Lidice, a small village in what was then Czechoslovakia, were handed over to the Łódź Gestapo office. Those 82 children were then transported to the extermination camp at Chełmno 70 kilometers away. There they were gassed to death. This remarkable sculpture by by Marie Uchytilová commemorates them. Yet what had they (and their families) done to warrant such an end?

“ On 2 July most of the children of Lidice, a small village in what was then Czechoslovakia, were handed over to the Łódź Gestapo office. Those 82 children were then transported to the extermination camp at Chełmno 70 kilometers away.

Memorial to the Assassins of Reinhard Heydrich- Prague, Czech Republic

Memorial to the Assassins of Reinhard Heydrich- Prague, Czech Republic

Jan KUBIŠ (24.6.1913-18.6.1942). Exposición de los restos y fotografías de los participantes en La Operación Antropoide.

Jan KUBIŠ (24.6.1913-18.6.1942). Exposición de los restos y fotografías de los participantes en La Operación Antropoide.

Shrine to those who died following Operation Anthropoid(Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich) This Day in History: Operation Anthropoid http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

Shrine to those who died following Operation Anthropoid(Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich) This Day in History: Operation Anthropoid http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

Karel Curda, the member of the team who betrayed Kubis and Gabcik and Operation Anthropoid. He did it for a million marks, married a German woman, spent the war working as a Gestapo spy. After the war, he was hunted down, tried, and executed. He believed anyone would've done as he did, for a million marks. No honor whatsoever.

Karel Curda the member of the OUTDISTANCE team who betrayed Kubis and Gabcik and the Czech resistance

Prague, St.Cyril and Methodius orthodox church. On the gallery railing are still visible traces of German bullets.

Cyril and Methodius orthodox church. On the gallery railing are still visible traces of German bullets.

Portraits of Anthropoid group members - Jan Kubiš and Josef Gabčík - in the exhibition "Faces of courage"

Portraits of Anthropoid group members - Jan Kubiš and Josef Gabčík - in the exhibition "Faces of courage"

Hrdinové z kostela

The parachutists involved in the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich.all killed on the same day betrayed by a comrade.

Monument in Dáblice cemetary marking the mass grave which contains the bodies of Jan Kubiš, Jozef Gabčík, Josef Valčík, Adolf Opálka, Jan Hrubý, Josef Bublík, and Jaroslav Švarc, along with Arnošt Míkš, Bohuslav Kouba, Jiři Potuček, Alfred Bartoš, František Závorka, and Lubomir Jasínek.

Jak zabít atentátníky na Heydricha, hádalo se gestapo s SS - iDNES.

Czech pride in Jan Kubis, killer of Reinhard Heydrich

My friend the assassin

People in the Czech Republic are marking the seventieth anniversary of the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, one of the most senior figures in Germany's Third Reich.


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