Three outdoor exhibitions in Prague commemorate the 80th anniversary of the assassination of Heydrich
Along with information about the largest event of the domestic anti-Nazi resistance in Europe, the exhibitions will also show the fates of the people of Prague who helped the Czechoslovak paratroopers sent from London, and lectures by children and students on Operation Anthropoid.
Jana Černochová (ODS) will take part in the opening of a panel exhibition called Anthropoid 80 in náměstí Míru. Those interested will be able to see the exhibition until June 18, when seven paratroopers died in the Orthodox Church of Cyril and Methodius in Resslov 80 years ago after a hard fight. A traveling game through the streets of Prague 2 dedicated to places, events or personalities connected with Anthropoid operations will be presented at the opening.
In addition to the assassination, the inhabitants of Prague, who helped the paratroopers, will also be reminded of the exhibition in the Ohrada park called Za národ, dear homeland. It will open not far from the places where the paratroopers were hiding from the assassination. “One of the main lines of the exhibition and the whole project is therefore to remind you that those who contributed to the end of Nazi atrocities and engaged in resistance activities were not only members of the armed forces, but also ordinary civilians,” said Councilor for Culture Prague 3 Pavel Křeček.
The exhibition will remain in the park in Ohrad until the end of August. Its opening today will be accompanied by demonstrations of operational material for airdrops in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia and the armaments and equipment of the Czechoslovak foreign army in Great Britain. The opening will include an act of reverence to honor the heroes determined to lay down their lives for the death of the tyrant and for the nation.
Pictures, objects and products on the subject of the assassination of Heydrich, made by children and children’s groups from all over the Czech Republic, will be on view in front of the Czech Army’s General Staff building on Vítězné náměstí from today. The accompanying program for pupils and students will screen a documentary film from the Military History Institute.
On Friday, the 80th anniversary of the successful attack of Czechoslovak paratroopers on Heydrich will commemorate the reconstruction of the assassination in Liben, Prague, or a ceremonial gathering at the National Museum. A number of other events throughout the Czech Republic will also be dedicated to Operation Anthropoid.