Saturday, July 4, 2015

Commemorations of Lidice on Medals and Stamps

The previous post described the Nazi massacre of the inhabitants of the Czech village of Lidice and the powerful emotional and historical echo of the crime.

In Czechoslovakia, the memory of the crime became a regular part of national rituals and identity. Over on the Tumblr, I posted a few of the numismatic and philatelic commemorations.

This medal, depicting some of the victims--echoing a monument to the murdered children at the site--is the first installment. Just click on to the subsequent posts (or look for Lidice using the search bar at the upper left of the page) for the rest.

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