Lidice memorial closed to public for first time over coronavirus


Dozens of people attended a memorial at Lidice near Prague on Wednesday to commemorate a Nazi massacre of local people on June 10, 1942. Survivors and witnesses of the atrocity and senior politicians including President Miloš Zeman gathered at the event, which for the first time is not public, due to public health concerns stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.

The Nazis slaughtered the inhabitants of Lidice and completely demolished the small village, intending to wipe it off the map for eternity, in retaliation for the assassination of governor Reinhard Heydrich.