Czech activists seek proper burial for assassins of Nazi chief

In 1942 Josef Gabcik and Jan Kubis ambushed a Nazi and were killed in a reprisal but buried in unmarked graves. Czech activists are calling for the government to give a proper burial to two daring Czech resistance fighters who assassinated a Nazi chief, who was also one of Hitler’s most fanatical henchmen, according to The Daily Mail on Sunday. In 1942, Jozef Gabcik and Jan Kubis, British-trained Czech paratroopers, ambushed Reinhard Heydrich’s car in Prague and killing the Nazi. They are believed to be buried in the Czech capital in an unmarked grave after they were killed by an SS attack on their hideout. Their final resting place is thought to be close to an area where political prisoners were buried after being killed during the former Czechoslovakian communist regime. The Czech Ministry of Defense stated that no final decision has been taken on exhuming the pair’s remains and giving them a new burial. The mission, Operation Anthropoid, was organized by British special forces and the Czechoslovakian government-in-exile to assassinate Heydrich.

via jpost: Czech activists seek proper burial for assassins of Nazi chief

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