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Object ID

2012.1.422

Object Name

Envelope

Date

1947

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Description

White envelope with multiple stamps. One is an illustration of a man with a mustache. There are two of a woman with sunken eyes. There is one of a feather and another of a woman in pink.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: On May 27, 1942, an assassination attempt was made on Reinhard Heydrich, the protector of Bohemia and Moravia. Heydrich died June 4 from infections caused by the failed assassination attempt. In reprisal, on the morning of June 7, the Nazis completely destroyed the Czech village of Lidice, twenty miles northwest of Prague. The male inhabitants of the village were killed, and women and children were sent to concentration camps. This envelope shows the stamps issued by Czechoslovakia in honor of Lidice.

Dimensions

4 1/2 x 8 3/4"

Keywords

Ed. Heydrich Benese, Karel Reinhard Sedlacek, Czechoslovakia, Lidice, Star of David, Stamps

Lidice Remembrance Envelope

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