|Title||Czechoslovakia. FDC Sc. 2661-2662.
45th Anniversary of the Destruction of Lidice and Ležáky.
FDC Cancellation on the FDC Envelope
|Description||On the night of June 9–10, 1942, German police and SS officials were deployed to the Czech town of Lidice in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (the German-annexed Czech lands). The Nazis targeted Lidice as a reprisal action for the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, the governor general of the territory, who died from his injuries on June 4, 1942. German officials erroneously claimed that two families from the town of Lidice had aided the assassins and the Czech resistance. The fifty-person village of Ležáky was treated similarly to Lidice. On June 24, 1942, Ležáky’s adult residents, both men and women, were shot. Thirteen children were deported, and most were killed, probably in the Chełmno killing center. The small town was likewise razed to its foundations.
Stamps Sc. 2661 – “When the Fighting Ended” by Pavel Simon
Stamps Sc. 2662 – “The End of the Game” by Ludmila Jirincova
Themes: Anniversaries and Jubilees | Children | Concentration Camps | Drawings | Illustrators | Second World War
|Used/Unused||FDC Cancellation – Praha, 10.06.1987
Sent to USSR, Volgograd. On reverse – incoming cancellation