The Assassination of Heydrich: Hitler's Hangman and the Czech Resistance

The Assassination of Heydrich: Hitler's Hangman and the Czech Resistance

by Jan Wiener
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

This is Jan Wiener's story of his own flight from the Nazi invasion of Prague, his capture and imprisonment in Italy, and his eventual escape to England where he became part of a fighting force of Czech R.A.F flyers. Interwoven into the author's narrative is the story of the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, who was the Reichsprotector of occupied Czechoslovakia.… See more details below

Overview

This is Jan Wiener's story of his own flight from the Nazi invasion of Prague, his capture and imprisonment in Italy, and his eventual escape to England where he became part of a fighting force of Czech R.A.F flyers. Interwoven into the author's narrative is the story of the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, who was the Reichsprotector of occupied Czechoslovakia. Pieced together from survivors, observers and memoirs, as well as Nazi documents, the step-by-step account of the Heydrich assassination and its effect on the Czech populace is nothing less than a true historical thriller. Included are 17 archival photographs; a timeline; and a portrait of Jan Wiener written by a friend.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times - William Shirer
"Jan Wiener's fascinating, well-documented book tells of the heroic exploits of various Czech men and women, most of whom paid for their resistance with their lives. Above all, it gives a detailed documented account of the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, the most gruesome of the Nazi murderers by Czech resistors parachuted from London, but aided in their task by the Czech underground."
Berkshire Eagle - Sydney Rubin
"Ten of the happiest days of my life began 19 days ago when the KLM airliner touched down at Prague's Ruzyne Airport in a newly liberated Czechoslovakia. The occasion evoked memories of my last landing there on May, 16, 1945, one week after the country had been freed from the Nazi occupation of WWII. This time the liberation was from Communist oppression. Hitler, Stalin and Brezhnev all closed the doors to the outside world and forced the people to live in prison. The doors are open now" JW,1989

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015536065
Publisher:
Irie Books
Publication date:
09/29/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
169
Sales rank:
859,357
File size:
3 MB

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >