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Bringing Down the Butcher of Prague
April 8, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dr. Robinson Yost & Dr. Laura Yost, professors of history at Kirkwood Community College, present “Bringing Down the Butcher of Prague: The Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich”, nearing the 76th anniversary of one of the most daring (and controversial) episode of WWII espionage- The killing of top Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich.
Examining the political and military context of this act of Czech resistance, code-names Operation Anthropoid, this presentation discusses the details of who planned it, approved it, who carried it out, and its consequences. The talk also highlights locations in Prague memorializing the men who sacrificed their lives, as well as how this dramatic story has been retold on film.