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Bodies of Czech resistance fighters in front of the Carlo Boromeo Church

The bodies of SS General Reinhard Heydrich's assassins and five other operatives were displayed in front of the Carlo Boromeo Church (now the St. Cyril and Methodius Church).

On May 27, 1942, two Czech parachute agents (Jan Kubis and Josef Gabcik) succeeded in rolling a hand grenade under Heydrich's vehicle. Heydrich later died from his wounds. Kubis and Gabcik went into hiding, joining with five other operatives in the Carlo Boromeo Church in Prague. On June 18, however, Nazi authorities became aware of their whereabouts and surrounded the church. All seven of the resisters were either killed in the fighting or committed suicide. Their bodies were removed from the crypt and placed on display in front of the church. Prague, Czechoslovakia, June 1942.


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The bodies of SS General Reinhard Heydrich's assassins and five other operatives were displayed in front of the Carlo Boromeo Church (now the St. Cyril and Methodius Church).

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