It happened today May 27, 1942: Prague attack of Heydrich

It happened today May 27, 1942: Prague attack of Heydrich

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It happened today, May 27, 1942: Prague, Heydrich’s trial. The special military mission organized to eliminate SS-Obergruppenfuhrer Reinhard Heydrich, was renamed. “Operation Anthropoid” which in Greek literally means, “human appearance”. In fact, the same operation he wanted to talk about the brutality of the Reichsprotektor of Bohemia and Moravia, was called the “hangman of Prague” how cruel and cruel he was. An attack organized by Czechoslovakian supporters with the help of British intelligence. Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich was born in Halle on March 7, 1904. died in hospital on June 4, 1942 from severe injuries sustained following the attack.

It happened today, May 27, 1942: Prague, Heydrich’s trial

On the day of the explosion, Heydrich left his wife at home, who was expecting their fourth child, and headed to the office in a Mercedes-Benz convertible driven by his personal chauffeur Klein. In Holesovickach Street in the Prague Liben area, the road has a right angle, where cars have to slow down. After the accepted signal, Corporal Jozef Gabcik tried to fire a Sten gun at Heydrich’s car but the weapon jammed.. The Reichprotecktor responded by firing his pistol but the second man, a corporal Jan Kubis threw a hand grenade under Heydrich’s car causing it to explode. The “Hangman of Prague” and his driver were seriously wounded but continued to shoot, sending the attackers fleeing, who at the time thought they had missed their target.

Reinhard Heydrich died in hospital 8 days later

Reinhard Heydrich, said to be seriously injured, underwent surgery and appeared to be recovering. And instead died of septicemia in hospital on June 4, 1942 after suffering a lot and ending up in a coma. Two Nazi doctors, Karl Gebhardt and Sauerbruch, tried to save him without success. Considered one of the most powerful leaders of Nazi Germany and according to many the most dangerous people of the Third Reich, Heydrich had the entire SS apparatus under his control and was a close associate of Heinrich Himmler, who put him in charge of the Reich Central Security Office.

Heydrich, the “executioner of Prague” creator of the “final solution”

Reinhard Heydrich is widely known for the central role he played in planning and organizing the extermination of the Jews. decided at the historic meeting of Wannsee, a town on the outskirts of Berlin. In the villa the organizational points of the “Jewish final solution” were analyzed. In the spring of 1941, Heydrich was appointed the Protectorate governor of Bohemia and Moravia by Adolf Hitler, where he carried out a bloody crackdown on the anti-German opposition that had emerged under his predecessor Konstantin von Neurath.

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