The entire Czech mining village of Lidice, near Kladno, was wiped out by the Germans on 11 June 1942, on suspicion of harbouring the murderers of the SS leader and butcher Heydrich. Every man in the village was shot. The women were deported to a concentration camp, the children sent to institutions. All the buildings were razed to the ground and the name of the village erased from official records. These pictures of the massacre of Lidice were taken by a Czech patriot, Mr J Kucera. Forced by the Germans to take photographs of the extermination, he secretly made some prints while he was processing the material under Gestapo control. Picture shows:- The village of Lidice as it was before its extermination by the Germans.