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25 Apr 2012 18:30

Dr Eduard Stehlik: Lidice – the story of a Czech village

Eduard Stehlik is the author of ‘Lidice - the story of a Czech village’, which recounts one of the most barbaric acts of the Second World War from the point of view of the lives of the ordinary people who lived there. An honorary citizen of Lidice, Stehlik offers a distinctive insight into the destruction of Lidice and the murder of its 173 male inhabitants. The lecture is a part of Target: Heydrich, a series of events commemorating 70 years since Operation Anthropoid and the barbaric destruction of Lidice by the German occupying authorities in June 1942. Admission is free but places must be reserved in advance by emailing info@wienerlibrary.co.uk or calling 020 7636 7247.

Lieutenant-Colonel Dr. Eduard Stehlik (born 1965) is a Czech military historian, writer and Vice Director at the Institute for Military History in Prague. He graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy at the Charles University in Prague and has worked at the Institute for Military History since 1989, focusing on contemporary military history.

He has written and co-written over twenty books about military history and co-organised a number of exhibitions. He has also worked with the Czech public TV on a series-project called Historical Magazine between 2006 and 2008.

His book Lidice – the story of a Czech village was awarded the main prize in the Museum publication category in the Czech annual competition organised by the Ministry of Culture and Museums Association in 2004. On 27 October 2006, Stehlik was declared an honorary citizen of Lidice.

Organised by the Wiener Library in collaboration with the Czech Centre and the British Czech and Slovak Association




















The Wiener Library, 29 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DP


25 Apr 2012 18:30


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