Czech Rep. - Memorial Hall - Jan Kubiš

Memorial Hall Jan Kubis - Dolní Vilémovice - Brno - Czech Republic - World War II - Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich - European Tourist Guide - euro-t-guide.com
Jan Kubiš and Jozef Gabčík were the key players of the assassination in Prague one of the most important Nazis, Reinhard Heydrich, on 27th May 1942 as part of the Operation Anthropoid.
This memorial hall is situated in the building of the local municipality at Dolní Vilémovice, Třebíč county at the Czech-Moravian Highlands to remember the life and fight of the local hero, Jan Kubiš.
 
 
Dolní Vilémovice - Brno

A copy of the “Sten Gun” which was used by the attackers is displayed at the Jan Kubiš memorial hall. Due to its unreliability it jammed and failed to fire in Gabčík´s hands; Kubiš threw a bomb and hit the rear of Heydrich´s car. 

A copy of the “Sten Gun” which was used by the attackers is displayed at the Jan Kubiš memorial hall. Due to its unreliability it jammed and failed to fire in Gabčík´s hands; Kubiš threw a bomb and hit the rear of Heydrich´s car. 
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A memorial plague of Jan Kubiš in Dolní Vilémovice.

A memorial plague of Jan Kubiš in Dolní Vilémovice.

The information panels (Czech language) situated inside the municipality provide documentation on life of Kubiš and his “brothers in arms”, his training in Great Britain, situation in the Czechoslovakia before and after the assassination of Heydrich. There are photographs and other items.
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The cenotaph/memorial dedicated to Jan Kubiš  family on the village square in Dolní Vilémovice.

The cenotaph/memorial dedicated to Jan Kubiš  family on the village square in Dolní Vilémovice.
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Jan Kubiš and his Slovak friend Jozef Gabčík assassinated in Prague one of the most important Nazis, Reinhard Heydrich, on 27th May 1942 as part of the Operation Anthropoid. Jan Kubiš and Jozef Gabčík were the key players of this assault. After completing successfully their training supervised by SOE, they were dropped near Nehvizdy (Prague county) on 28th December 1941 by a Halifax of 138 RAF Squadron.

In the aftermath, 37 members of the Kubiš family were imprisoned. The closest relatives were executed in October 1942. They are remembered on a cenotaph dedicated to his family on the village square. Kubiš himself is not buried at Dolní Vilémovice, his remains have been recently located at the Ďáblice cemetery in Prague.
 


Photo: Mr. Michael Doležal. (Czech Republic) - 2010

Michael Doležal.has given euro-t-guide.com
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