Event    From 27/5/1942 

Operation Anthropoid

Categories: Execution

Countries: Czechoslovakia

The code name for the assassination of SS-Obergruppenführer and General der Polizei, Reinhard Heydrich. This was the only only targeted killing of a top-ranking Nazi. The operation was carried out in Prague by two Czechoslovak soldiers, Jan Kubiš and Josef Gabčík, after having been prepared by the British Special Operations Executive with the approval of the Czechoslovak government in exileHeydrich died of his injuries on the 4th June 1942, and his death led to a wave of merciless reprisals by German troops, including the destruction of villages and the killing of civilians. The photograph shows the car in which he was travelling when the attack took place.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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