Recommended links

Pamatnik Lidice (Lidice Memorial) website:

English

Czech

Books, memorabilia

 

The women of Lidice were sent to Ravensbruck Women’s Concentration Camp.

 

Kristallnacht (1938), led by Reinhard Heydrich, major general of the SS (Security Police) was two nights of anti-Jewish demonstrations and attacks throughout Germany, Austria, East Prussia and the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia. Heydrich was later appointed governor of Bohemia and Moravia.

Heydrich’s telegram instructions for the anti-Jewish measures that became known as Kristallnacht (the night of broken glass)

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

 

Global responses to Lidice through music, art, literature, film, horticulture

Music:

“Lidice Remembered,” by Thomas S. Clark (2017)

Memorial to Lidice (Pamatnik Lidicem), for orchestra, by Bohuslav Martinu H.296 (1943)

Art:

Galerie Lidice

International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice

McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas

Literature:

The American poet Edna St. Vincent Millay wrote “The Murder of Lidice,” a book-length narrative poem, in 1942 at the request of the Writers’ War Board, a group of writers in the United States that resolved to do everything possible to help the world remember the meaning of Lidice and the lives lost.  A reader’s-theater script was adapted from the poem.

The BBC on …Lidice’s Literary legacy

Horticulture

The Garden of Peace and Friendship, opened June 19, 1955.

The Lidice rose, hybridized by Harry Wheatcroft of Great Britain for the Rose Garden of Peace and Friendship at Lidice, opened in 1955. With appreciation for research on this rose by Michael Marriott, David Austin Roses.

 

Film:

“In the Shadow of Memory: Legacy of the Lidice Atrocity” (1992, New Day films, United States). Trailer.

“Anthropoid” (2016, United States). Trailer

“Lidice” (2011, Czech Republic). Trailer; film available with English subtitles

 

 

Newsreels:

“The Silent Village” (1943, Wales on behalf of the Czech Republic)

“The Lidice Tragedy” (1942, Czech Republic)