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ASSASSINATION - Operation ANTHROPOID 1941-1942

 ASSASSINATION Operation ANTHROPOID 1941-1942

The book describes the assassination of German Nazi SS-Obergruppenführer General Reinhard Heydrich in Prague, in June 1942. At that time he served as a Reich Protector for the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, the state formation set up by Nazi regime after occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1939.

He was infamous for his fierce cruelty applied against Czech resistance movement and execution of a plan for the “final solution to the Jewish problem”. The ANTHROPOID operation was planned in the U.K. and carried out by members of the Czechoslovak Force serving in England, paratrooped to Bohemia.


The book was published in 2002 by the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic at the:

Special Purpose Publications Editorial Office of the
Military Information and Service Agency

(Czech acronym: AVIS)

Authors:

Michal Burian, Maj Aleš Knížek, Jiří Rajlich, Maj Eduard Stehlík PhD

Editor-in-Chief:

Jaroslav Roušar

Senior Editors:

Michal Polívka, Jarmila Xaverová

Design:

Bořivoj Beránek

Translated from the Czech Original by:

JANUA Agency, Prague

Copy Editing:

Magnus Bennett

Printed by:

BARAS - Východočeská tiskárna, spol. s r.o., Pardubice, Czech Republic



Posted: June 7, 2006