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Object ID

2012.1.109

Object Name

Envelope

Date

2-16-1972

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Description

Off-white envelope with illustration of hand and barbed wire on left, yellow stamp with architecutral buildling and hand on right. Beneath circular black hand stamp with barbed wire.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Czechoslavokian commemoration of the destruction of the village of Lidice in 1942. Hitler ordered brutal reprisals following Reinhard Heydrich’s assassination. Karl Hermann Frank carried out these reprisals against the entire village of Lidice, which was razed to the ground, its male residents executed, and its women and children deported to Ravensbruck where most were murdered. A similar massacre occurred in the village of Lezaky.

Dimensions

3 3/4 x 7''

Keywords

Czechoslavokia, commemoration, Lidice

First Day Cover: Czechoslovakian commemoration of the Destruction of the Village of Lidice

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