Ambassador Eisen Commemorates 70th Anniversary of Lidice Massacre
June 11, 2012
On June 10, Ambassador Norman Eisen attended a commemorative event on the occasion of the 70-year-anniversary of the Lidice massacre. On that day in 1942 the Nazi army demolished the village of Lidice. 173 men were executed and most women and children living in the village were deported to concentration camps.
The world watched in horror as the Nazis tried to remove all memories of the city. But the world would not forget. From Bulgaria to Brazil, the names of streets, districts, and even whole cities were changed to Lidice in order to keep its memory alive.
In commemoration of these events the Ambassador laid a wreath at the "The Lidice Memorial".