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This is Nazi brutality
This is Nazi brutality
Resource Typeimage
TitleThis is Nazi brutality
Coverage / Year1942
DescriptionPoster, color, 28.3 x 38 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
InterpretationOn May 27, 1942 Reinhard Heydrich, the Reichsprotektor of Czechoslovakia, was sevreley wounded in a grenade attack by Czech aptriots. Heydrich died on June 2 and the Nazis (whose tactic of reprisals of collective responsibility were effective in stifling resistance to the occupation) ordered the execution of 10, 000 Czechs. The most notorious instance of their reprisal for this event was the obliteration of the town of Lidice. On JUne 10, 1942 all the residents were taken from their homes. One hundred ninety-two men and boys, and 71 women were murdered.The rest of the women and most of the children were sent to concentration camps (children considered sufficiently "Aryan" were sent to Germany). The town itself was razed by the SS and the name of Lidice was erased from all official records.
Lesson Plans / ThemesWorld War II; News Coverage WWII
Learning Standards16 History; 14 Political systems
Author or CreatorUnited States. Office of War Information;
Other ContributorsShahn, Ben, 1898-1969 [artist]
Subject / KeywordsWorld War II; War posters, American; Propaganda, Anti-German--United States; World War, 1939-1945--United States;
Collection PublisherIllinois State Library
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