The Embassy Commemorates the 76th Anniversary of Lidice Massacre

The U.S. Embassy participated in the annual commemoration of one of the most brutal incidents of World War II: the Nazi annihilation of the Czech village of Lidice and the summary execution of most of its inhabitants in collective retaliation for the assassination of the senior German officer in Prague by Czech patriots in May, 1942.

Ambassador Stephen King participated in the commemoration ceremony in the meadow where Lidice had once stood, placing a wreath at the common grave and paying tribute at the wall of names of the hundreds who died and at the statue memorializing the children who perished.