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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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(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)
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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