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“Very interesting hidden gem”

National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror
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Ranked #21 of 957 things to do in Prague
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This museum tells the story of brave Czech paratroopers who killed SS-Obergrupenführer Reinhard Heydrich in the Operation Anthropoid. Jan Kubiš and Josef Gabčík escaped to this church and the crypt under the church together with five more paratroopers and 20 days later they died here in battle against 700 Nazi soldiers.
Reviewed 18 August 2014

This is a hard to find museum (under a church) but well worth the effort. It tells the story in detail how the assassination of was planned giving insightful details of the planning, people and aftermath of the attack. The museum is in the vaults of the church where the assassins were eventually cornered. They all died fighting. You read about the events then walk into the vaults themselves to see where the assassins lived and died. It is very poignant and well worth visiting.

3  Thank toon-of-macktoon
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

This is a great, modest-sized exhibit about the people who plotted and carried out the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, one of the most ruthless and despised senior Nazi leaders. I was impressed by the level of detail regarding every aspect of the very complicated plan to train a team to assassinate Heydrich, and how the assassination was carried out despite long odds and the need to change plans several times. What was most revealing and profound was the courage exhibited by the team and all of the Czech citizens who helped them out, including the Orthodox church leaders who hid them after the assassination. The sad part was the ruthlessness with which the Nazis identified the participants, systematically executing every one of them and their families, as well as at least 1500 other people murdered as a deterrent to future assassinations. A great history lesson and story about collective heroism. Well worth an hour visit if you are into WWII history.

9  Thank jdesmond1217
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Let me tell you a little bit about the place itself as it is quite difficult to find information on the memorial. The small museum is located under the Orthodox Cathedral of Prague (note: it is the main church of a tiny, few hundred member community) where the assassins of Reinhard Heydrich (Hitler's right-hand man, the de facto dictator of Czech lands during the Second World War) were hiding and upon being discovered were fighting Nazi German troops. During your visit (entrance fee: 75 CZK (app. 4 USD / 3 EUR)), closed on Mondays, otherwise open daily from 9 am to 5 pm, you can ask the receptionist to play you the movie that the Museum's managers, Mr Suvarski the Orthodox dean and Mrs Suvarski, his wife made. You can watch the 20 or 40 minute version. After getting familiar with the story you can see some items (uniforms, sub-machine guns, photos, etc.) connected to the events of assassination and can see the crypt where the British-trained Czechoslovak soldiers were hiding and later fighting the Nazi troops being vastly outnumbered.
The visit is very emotional, quite sad but it sheds light one of the least known heroic and unusual events of the Second World War: the first act of open resistance on Czechoslovak lands against the occupying Nazi forces.

5  Thank Drazsika
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

This is a must see for visiting Prague. We went on a Saturday afternoon, it’s not at all crowded, so we had time to read, study and reflect on the heroes that assassinated Reinhardt Heydrich. The museum provided historical information, pictures and video of the timeline. The cost was 7 Zloty or $6.30 US Dollar per person. Easy to locate.

2  Thank Bruce G
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

If you're into WWII history, this is a must when in Prague. It's not very big inside, but it is packed with the history of the people who took part in the assassination of Heydrich and the resulting aftermath. The emotional bit comes when you enter the crypt through a special door and see where the soldiers slept and died, you also get the feeling what it might have been like to be down there with them, you can still see the bullets holes (on the inside and outside). Anyone who likes this should also see Lidice (in between Prague and Kladno) - a 30 minute trip from Prague. Both places are quite sad, but it also makes you feel strangely hopeful and proud at the same time of bringing you close to tears.

3  Thank lostinprague
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