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Monument to the Czech Resistance
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The Czech people have had several instances of heroic resistance against invaders. This monument honors Free Czech agents who were trained in England, then parachuted into Czechoslovakia in 1942, to assassinate Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich (q.v.). They accomplished their mission, but were trapped in the crypt of the Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Prague. Here they were surrounded by the Nazis, who tried to force them out by gunfire and water hoses. As the water rose around them, they committed suicide. The following are named on the plaque: Adolf Opalka, Josef Gabcik, Jan Kubis, Josef Valcik, Josef Bublik, Jan Hruby, Jaroslav Svarc. (bio by: Geoff Walden) 
 
Burial:
Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius
Prague
Prague Capital City, Czech Republic
 
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Record added: Feb 11, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 20233
Monument to the Czech Resistance
Added by: Geoff Walden
 
Monument to the Czech Resistance
Added by: Geoff Walden
 
Monument to the Czech Resistance
Added by: Geoff Walden
 
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