Deserved Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich – Operation Anthropoid – Lidice Massacre – World War 2



Deserved Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich – Operation Anthropoid – Lidice Massacre – World War 2. Reinhard Heydrich was born on 7 March 1904. In 1922 Reinhard Heydrich joined the German Navy and in 1931 he joined the Nazi party and the SS.
Heinrich Himmler, chief of the SS, was immediately impressed with Reinhard Heydrich and appointed him the chief of the Gestapo which was the official secret police of Nazi Germany and the SD which was the intelligence agency.

Heydrich was also a driving force behind Kristallnacht or the Night of Broken Glass which was a series of coordinated violent riots against the Jews throughout Nazi Germany on 9–10 November 1938.
It was also Heydrich who organized the Wannsee Conference which was held on 20 January 1942. The purpose of this meeting of senior government officials and the SS was to ensure their cooperation in implementation of the so called “ Final Solution to the Jewish question “ which was a Nazi plan for the genocide of European Jews during World War II.

On 27 September 1941, Heydrich was appointed Deputy Reich Protector of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia which was the part of Czechoslovakia incorporated into the Reich on 15 March 1939. To exact retribution for Heydrich’s brutal rule and to help confer legitimacy on the government-in-exile, Edvard Beneš – the president of the Czechoslovak government-in-exile approved the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich. This assassination was codenamed – Operation Anthropoid.
After months of preparations, Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš attacked and wounded Heydrich when he was being driven to his headquarters in Prague on May 27, 1942.
The Nazis were desperately looking for the assassins and thousands of people were arrested. Soon after the Gestapo obtained a love letter which they incorrectly linked to the village of Lidice. The following destruction of the village and execution of its citizens occurred on June 9, 1942, on Hitler’s direct order.
In total 340 inhabitants of Lidice were slaughtered – 192 men, 60 women and 88 children.
In the end, some kind of justice was served. On 21 May, 1946 the People’s court in Prague sentenced Karl Hermann Frank, the Nazi Minister of State for Bohemia and Moravia who was among the top leaders responsible for the massacres in Lidice and Ležáky, to death by hanging. 7 surviving women from Lidice sat in the front row to watch without pity as Karl Hermann Frank was hanged.

Although justice can never bring back the lives of the Lidice victims, it was only after Heydrich’s assassination that the United Kingdom and France agreed to dissolve the Munich agreement and return the annexed Sudetenland back to Czechoslovakia after the Nazis would be defeated.

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37 comments

  1. There are two movies about Heydrich's assassination, one Czech, one English. Also, there are numerous information materials including videos and books. Now days, some rewriters of history want to question Heydrich's assassination, but in spite of Nazi reprisals, its value is very clear.

  2. what in the f is with these titles on these low sub youtube channels who just parrot mark felton? i guess a lot of people are just now starting to wake up and understand history and war.

  3. A mission that caused the needless deaths of 11,000 Czech innocents organized by an unrecognised government living in luxury in exile. This is not me saying I like Heydrich however his assassination contributed nothing to an allied victory and Himmler put together Operation Reinhard a month later that sent thousands of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto to the camp at Treblinka in honour of Heydrich's memory

  4. Actually the execution was at 10. june 1942…at 9. june they came to village and make sure no one left village, they wait until arrive of Karl Herman Frank…after that women and children younger 14 years were move to Kladno and all men were shot(eldest was 84, youngest was 14). Then they burned whole village, also exhumated all dead at cementery and destroyed bones…they also found out 7 men, who weren´t at village at 9. june evening, and all of them were killed at Praha-Kobylisy16. june 1942, women were send to Ravensbruck and children to Chelmo(except 7 children, whose were given to re-education or how they call it for germanization)

  5. He epitomized the criminal evil of Nazism. The worst kind the ones who are educated and talented…it's objective choice to be evil. He found his calling in the party of hate. Yes he deserved to die. We can only guess how many innocent victims lost their lives to this monster

  6. This is what I don't understand! If Heydrich was so "talented", why was he relegated to an inferior posting like Governor of Bohemia and Moravia? Why wasn't Heydrich in Berlin coordinating things? My guess was that Heydrich was so evil, GOD HAD to get rid of him early before he could do any more damage than he already did! He was evil incarnate and IS paying for it in everlasting torment in the infernal region!

    Prayerfully,
    Andy

  7. At least we were spared the "no tears were shed for" trope at the conclusion of the video. It would not have been appropriate anyhow since many many tears were shed for Reinhard Heydrich. One needs only to watch the memorial services in Prague and the majestic obsequies in Berlin to see the evidence of high regard in which he was held.

  8. Heydrich was evil incarnate. He is directly or indirectly responsible for the deaths of an estimated 17 millions people due to his efficiency at industrialized murder. The “Final Solution” was his brainchild. When Hitler nicknames you “the man with the iron heart,” you are one evil M-F.

  9. Hopefully a video will be made to balance the historical record concerning Czechoslovakia during WW2. The atrocity of Lidice is REALLY bad nevertheless the reprisal ATROCITIES carried out against Sudenten Germans in 1945 were horrendous. Mass rapes, babies thrown off bridges, elderly people thrown into sewers and THOUSANDS summerarly murdered (a mass grave was discovered in 1989 and the bodies were quickly recovered and burned in order to cover up the evidence).

  10. The British cynically had Czechoslovakians assassinate Heydrich knowing the Germans would carry out revenge on the people meaning the people would stop working for the Germans. Just before the attack they had built the Germans a hospital train, after the attack they helped the Germans far less.

  11. How sickening and evil it was when Reinhard Heydrich got mixed up with trash such as anti-Semitism and other twisted ideology like Aryanism. He called the Czechs "vermin". The real "vermin" were the murderers of the Jews.

  12. NATO and Democrats:
    You decide if you are governed by the Fans constitution or not.
    If you are, I am coming for you too.
    Give me back my babies! Allow me to call a doll a doll.

  13. He was not missed by anyone with normal ‘human feelings’. I think it was only a shame he didn’t suffer a longer, more painful death. It’s also shameful that so many innocent people died in revenge killings.

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