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Heydrich Terror Memorial and St. Cyril & Methodius Church
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Heydrich Terror Memorial and St. Cyril & Methodius Church
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Opening Times
Museum:
March-October: Tuesday-Sunday 09:00-17:00
November-February: Tuesday-Saturday 09:00-17:00
Church:
January-December: Sunday 09:00-12:00
Wheelchair Access Wheelchair access to museum in the crypt
Address of Heydrich Terror Memorial and St. Cyril & Methodius Church
Heydrich Terror Memorial and St. Cyril & Methodius Church
Resslova 9a, New Town, Prague 1, Czech Republic
Tel: +420 224 916 100
Public transport to get to Heydrich Terror Memorial and St. Cyril & Methodius Church
Metro station: Karlovo namesti (line B)
Tram stop: Karlovo namesti (trams 2, 3, 6, 14, 18, 22, 24); Jiraskovo namesti (trams 5, 17)
Directions to get to Heydrich Terror Memorial and St. Cyril & Methodius Church
Entrance is on Na Zderaze street.
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Map of Heydrich Terror Memorial and St. Cyril & Methodius Church in Prague
In May 1942, two Czechoslovak paratroopers sent by the government in exile in London carried out the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, the Bohemian puppet state's Nazi overseer.

The paratroopers, along with several partisans who assisted in the plot, fled to the crypt of the Orthodox Church of St. Cyril and Methodius.

Another partisan however betrayed them to the Germans, who tried first of all to shoot their way into the crypt, then to flush the men out with water.

Sadly, on realising there was no escape, the resistance fighters committed suicide.

The dramatic story is retold in the crypt of the church where the events took place, entitled the National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror.

Photos from the period and explanations recount an event which is heroic, sad, and at the same time, frustrating.

The Heydrich assassination led to hundreds of innocent people, including almost the entire village of Lidice, paying with their lives.

The museum also tells the wider story of Czech people who resisted Nazi occupation.

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