Second World War in Prague

The tour takes 3 hours

3 hours | Tour

 

We can now proudly present the trip "2. World War II in Prague. This new and exciting trip is about the time before, during and after the occupation of Czechoslovakia 1939 to 1945.

On this tour, we visit some of the most important places connected to the second World War in Prague. At the same time you will hear about the failure of the allied in 1938, the Czech pilot's heroic struggle in the Royal Air Force, Theresienstadt, Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved 669 Jewish children from the Nazis, the last intense days of the occupation and the Red Army's entry into Prague. Last but not least, you will also hear about the brave, Czech paratroopers who were flown in from England to carry out the assassination of the notorious and dangerous SS-Obergruppenf├╝hrer Reinhard Heydrich.

The tour starts with a visit at Kyrillios and Methodius Church. In the crypt of this church 7 Czech paratroopers hid themselves after the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich. In the night between 18th and 19th of June 1942 they defended themselves for several hours against several hundred SS soldiers. The assassination and the terrible revenge of the Nazis is one of the most important events during the second World War in Czechoslovakia. The crypt is today a national memorial.

Then we go to the Jewish Quarter, and you will learn more about Theresienstadt and Hitler's sinister plans for Czechoslovakia, which actually ultimately resulted in that the synagogues were spared.

We continue the trip to look at buildings and sites which bear witness to the fierce fighting that took place in the early May 1945 uprising against the occupying power. Up to 30,000 Czechs participated in the fighting, and there were heavy losses on both sides. The liberation came on May 9th, and the final fights took place on May 11th 1945.

You will see a 40 min. long movie on the tour.

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