This memorial represents the 82 Czech kids from Lidice gassed at Chelmno (what does that tell you about the Holocaust Denier Patrick Buchanan and his drooling disciples Dreher and Whiteford?)
On 10 June 1942, in present-day Czechia* (then, the German-run Protectorate of Bohemia-Moravia), the fascists destroyed the village of Lidice. The Germans killed all 192 men present (one man was in prison and two were in the Czech forces in the UK; they survived), they deported 213 women to concentration camps (153 returned after the war) and gassed 82 children at Chelmno (6 more kids died in German orphanages and 17 other children passed to German families returned after the war). The fascists even killed all the pet and farm animals. This made the death-toll of Lidice stand at 340 out of 513 total inhabitants (that’s two-thirds of all the souls present in the village)… sounds like a present-day American drone bombing, doesn’t it?
- Czechia: I’d say that this is the best Englishing of the Czech “Česko”… “Czech Republic” is overly pretentious and a bit “over-correct” (in the linguistic sense); it identifies a nation-area with a particular form of polity and a particular state. It’s why we prefer “Germany” to “German Federal Republic”, amongst others.
Here’s a point to ponder… American “conservatives” (both Repugs and Dems) protected the German killers in their portion of postwar Germany. They allowed them high positions in the government, military, and intel apparats. Now, why doesn’t it surprise us when we see the USA acting like Nazi Germany on the international stage? Note well that the more-unbalanced members of the American apparat want to repeat Operation Barbarossa! We all know how that ended… give heed to the fact that Chilly Hilly wants such an invasion. What does that tell you about her? What does that tell you about her backers?
There is an Orthodox tie-in to this… Bishop Gorazd Pavlík of Praha took the blame for the Czech murderers of the fascist hangsman Heydrich holing up in his cathedral. Of course, that meant that the fascists killed him. He’s a Martyr, the Church of Serbia glorified him in 1961; his feastday is 22 August/4 September.