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Lidice (pop. 500), village in the northwestern Czech Republic. In 1942 the Nazis completely demolished the village, killing the men and deporting the women and children, in retaliation for the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, Nazi governor of Bohemia, by the Czech Resistance. A new village has been built near the site, which is now a national monument.

See also: World War II; Czechoslovakia.

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