Lidice

Trip Start Jun 08, 2006
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Thursday, August 3, 2006

Thursday 3 August
Up at 8 feeling terrible again, finally catching up with me. Had large buffet breakfast and caught bus back to Lidice. Went round museum - very harrowing a few survivors from when the nazis shot all the men, sent women to concentration camps, gassed children in the village. The nazis blew up and bulldozed the whole village, putting the rubble in the pond and gassed over the whole site. They even dug up all the dead from the graveyard. A few women survived the camps and some younger children had been selected for Germanisation so when they came back home they spoke no Czech. The village was rebuilt near the old for the survivors with money initially from Britsh mine workers. Was planning to go to concentration camp at Terezin next but had no time so bus back to Prague and train to Hradec Kralove. Managed to find tourist info who after phoning around 10 places finally in Hotel Accadamie. Walked 2k to it, basically a converted block of flats so grim but good. Went for a drink in the town, ordered spag bol and got this huge pizza with loads of garlic then to bed for 10.
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