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Bringing Down the Butcher of Prague: The Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich

May 17, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Free, please RSVP

May 27, 2017, is the 75th anniversary of one of the most daring (and controversial) episodes of WWII espionage – the killing of top Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich.

Examining the political and military context of this act of Czech resistance, code-named Operation Anthropoid, this presentation discusses the details of who planned it, who approved it, who carried it out, and its consequence.

The talk also highlights locations in Prague memorializing the men who sacrificed their lives, as well as how this dramatic story has been retold in film. This program will be presented by Dr. Robinson Yost and Dr. Laura Yost, professors of history at Kirkwood Community College.

RSVP is suggested for this free program. The talk will be followed by Q&A.

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This program is sponsored by the Thaler Holocaust Memorial Fund.
Learn more: holocausteducate.org
Contributing sponsors: Victor F. & Janice L. Naxera

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Details

Date:
May 17, 2017
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost:
Free, please RSVP
Event Category:

Organizer

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
Phone:
319-362-8500
Email:
info@ncsml.org

Venue

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Phone:
319-362-8500 x 218
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