Today in 1942: the German Security Police burns to the ground the tiny village of Lidice, Czechoslovakia. Under Captain Max Rostocks command, the Nazis execute all of the towns one hundred and seventy three men, and deport the women and children to Germany’s Rabensbrueck concentration camp.
The slaughter comes in response to British-based Czech fighters who assassinated Reinhard Heydrich, the genius of the Nazi final solution. Czech executions surpass one thousand three hundred, but Jews suffer even more for the assassination. Three thousand are taken from the Theresienstadt ghetto and shipped to the East for extermination.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
The Radicals and Progressives “Meet and Eat” is tonight at 5pm at the Orient House Restaurant, 626 South Park Street. More info at 249-0879.
Tonight is a free screening of “Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” an award-winning documentary about plastic use and the environmental impacts of plastic. This is sponsored by New Century School 4th and 5th grade students, in partnership with the Upper Sugar River Watershed Association. It’s at 6pm at Verona High School Performing Arts Center, 300 Richard Street in Verona. For more info, call 608-345-9529.
Take ACTION to support the Insurgent Radio Kiosk with your pledge of financial support! Visit wortfm.org or call 608-256-2001 to pledge to the Kiosk!
The Parental Stress line helps prevent child abuse by connecting parents who are stressed or feeling alone with volunteers who talk with them by phone. Training is necessary. Call 241-4888 extension 26 for details.