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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A village of northwest Czech Republic west-northwest of Prague. In reprisal for the murder of a Nazi official, German forces killed its male population, deported the women and children to concentration camps, and burned the village to the ground (June 9-10, 1942). The village was rebuilt following the end of World War II.

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  • In June 1942 the Nazis shot every man in Lidice, sent every woman to a concentration camp and razed every building in Lidice to the ground.

    The Enemy

  • Wild accusations about the U.K. and USA governments "torturing and murdering" captured prisoners and concocting false accusations about my "caring about skin colour" and false allegations that I "agree with the Nazis" (about atrocities such as Lidice?) are no more persuasive than shouting any other abuse.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • “and concocting false accusations about my "caring about skin colour" and false allegations that I "agree with the Nazis" (about atrocities such as Lidice?) are no more persuasive than shouting any other abuse”.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • In 1942, the Nazi forces razed the Czech village of Lidice to the ground, its 173 male residents shot and most of its women and children transported to concentration camps.

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  • Finnemore's photographs hint obliquely at loss of life through images of the endurance of everyday objects; Ventura photographs images of the war created in table-top miniature; Trezise's A Child Called Lidice suggests that the very act of obliteration of the village means it lives on, just as it does here.

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  • After the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich on May 27, 1942, the Germans retaliated by murdering all the adult males in the Czech village of Lidice outright; the women and children were sent to the camps, where they perished as well.

    Deathride

  • Lidice was neither the first example of brutal reprisal nor was it an isolated one.

    Deathride

  • To Pam Lough, too, for her generous hospitality, and to Lidice Ortiz for the same.

    Kook

  • Si, N - No, not "sensibly" in my opinion if you are trying to equate any action by Israel to Lidice.

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  • It involves the complete erasure of entire villages – all life within the chosen area being snuffed-out – comparisons have been sensibly drawn with the Nazi atrocity at Lidice.

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