Lidice


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Li·di·ce

 (lĭd′ĭ-sē, lē′dē-tsĕ)
A village of the northwest Czech Republic west-northwest of Prague. In reprisal for the murder of a Nazi official, German forces killed its male population, deported the women and children to concentration camps, and burned the village to the ground (June 9-10, 1942). The village was rebuilt following the end of World War II.
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Lidice

(Czech ˈlidjtsɛ)
n
(Placename) a mining village in the Czech Republic: destroyed by the Germans in 1942 in reprisal for the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich; rebuilt as a national memorial
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Li•di•ce

(ˈli dəˌtʃeɪ, -ˌtseɪ, ˈlɪd ə si)

n.
a village in the W Czech Republic: destroyed by the Nazis in 1942 in reprisal for the assassination of a high Nazi official. 509.
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As German forces scoured the countryside, the apparently insignificant village of Lidice came to bear the brunt of their rage.
Khojaly does not differ from horrific tragedies of Katyn, Lidice, Oradour-sur-Glane, Holocaust, Songmy, Rwanda, Srebrenica and ongoing genocide by India in Kashmir, which are etched on the minds of people forever.
The Cullen Mural: At the entrance to Mercia House from Lidice Place, the history of Coventry is depicted on painted tiles.
Very varied it is too from card-carrying communist Alan Bush's passionate threnody for the victims of Lidice (the little Czech town obliterated by the Nazis) to that knight of the Celtic twilight Arnold Bax's lush setting of the medieval carol I sing of a Maiden that is makeless.
When German Reich Protector Reinhard Heydrich was assassinated in June 1942, the Nazis, in retaliation, murdered 192 men, 60 women and 88 children in Lidice, near Prague.
Genocide, which was committed by the Armenians in the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly does not differ from horrific tragedies of Katyn, Lidice, Oradour-sur-Glane, Holocaust, Songmy, Rwanda and Srebrenica, which are etched on the minds of people forever.
The village of Lidice was razed to the ground, 199 men were executed, 195 women dragged to Ravensbruck concentration camp and 95 children arrested.
Hitler was so angry he ordered the villages of Lidice and Lezaky, wrongly linked with the assassins, levelled.
by Ricardo Hausmann VenezuelaA[sup.3]s National police members stand guard outside a supermarket while people line up to buy basic food and household items in the poor neighborhood of Lidice, in Caracas, Venezuela on May 27, 2016.
The group exhibition "Hommage a Lidice" (1967-68) commemorated the victims of the 1942 Nazi massacre in the Czech village of the show's title.