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"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 resisters parachuted from London but aided in their task by the ...more
Paperback, 172 pages
Published July 11th 2012 by Irie Books
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Norma
Nov 29, 2016 Norma rated it it was amazing
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"Red posters on the walls ..."
A truly remarkable book.
There is everything here - a story far more suspenseful than most fictional thrillers, political intrigue, courage of a type almost unknowable not just by a few but a whole city, compassion and kindness, raw emotion told from the outside and spoken from the heart, and cruelty, evil and so many deaths. I have known the story of Heydrich's death and the terrible aftermath for a long time now despite the reticence of the hi
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Nov 30, 2016 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Assassination of Heydrich: Hitler's Hangman and the Czech Resistance by Jan Wiener is a comprehensive telling of the sufferings of Czech people during Nazi occupation as well as the Czech resistances valliant efforts to thwart the Nazis.
Jan Wiener tells his own story of WWII as well as that of his countrymen. The chapters alternate between the author’s tale of escaping Czechoslovakia, his family’s tragedies and his experiences as a POW in Italy and that of the united effort to rid Czechoslov
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Nov 06, 2016 Kingsley rated it really liked it
The Assassination of Heydrich is a bit of a strange book as it isn't exactly a straight history book, but is also somewhat an autobiography of the author Jan Wiener. The autobiography somewhat forms a frame around the story of Heydrich. Wiener escaped Czechoslovakia and eventually (via some prison camps in Italy) joined the Czech resistance as a part of the RAF.

Along with covering his war-time life Wiener's book covers the Czech resistance, the actions of the Nazis (and Heydrich in particular)
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