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Object ID

2012.1.421

Object Name

Stamp, Postage

Date

1942

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Description

Black stamp with photograph of a death mask. Titled, "Deutsches Recih.

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. The stamp below was issued by the Nazis in honor of Heydrich -- it is an image of his death mask.

Dimensions

1 1/4 x 1"

Keywords

Reinhard Heydrich, Stamp, Bohemia, Moravia, Nazi, commemoration

Subcollection

Philatelic

Reinhard Heydrich Stamp

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