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Info on Czech village Lidice asked for; Letters.

LIDICE was an ordinary agricultural village locas ted in a shallow valley of the Lidice Creek in the Kladno district some 20km west of Prague.

In June 1942 the civilian population was killed in an act of revenge for the murder of Reynhard Heydrich.

The entire village was burned and razed to the ground. In 1944, a memorial service was held in Coventry for Lidice and attended by Czech President Benes.

When Coventry was rebuilt, a square was named Lidice Place and there is also Lidice Walk. Coventry was represented at the laying of the foundation stone of the new village of Lidice on 8th May, 1947. In 1954, Coventry sent 1,000 roses to be planted in the memorial rose garden at the newly built village. If there is anyone in Coventry who remembers any of these events or who has heard of them, please could they get in touch with me.

The Herbert Museum is mounting our exhibition, 'Faces in the Void' from January 23 until February 14 specifically to include Holocaust Memorial Day.

Jane Liddell-King, e-mail: hjcl2@cam.ac.uk tel: 07969 530 498.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Jan 4, 2010
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