Lidice

Lidice lĭ´dyĭtsĕ [key], village, NW Czech Republic, in Bohemia. In reprisal for the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich , the Germans liquidated (1942) Lidice by killing all the men, deporting all women and children, and razing the village to the ground. After World War II a new village was built near the site of old Lidice, which is now a national park and memorial.

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