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The Liquidation of Lidice

The bodies of the men and boys over age 16 of Lidice, Czechoslovakia, murdered by the Nazis on June 10, 1942, in reprisal for the assassination of SS Leader Reinhard Heydrich. Below: SS officers sift through the rubble of Lidice.

Below: Members of the Schutzpolizei (German protective police) pose in front of the Horak family farm, which they just destroyed.

(Photo credits: top, middle - Library of Congress, bottom - USHMM, all courtesy of USHMM Photo Archives)

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