Jozef Gabcík and Jan Kubiš assassinated Nazi Reinhard Heydrich in 1942. Their remains thought to lie neglected in an unmarked grave in Prague cemetery.

Now a campaign is growing to give them a proper burial, after claims the government have refused in the past to face its totalitarian past.

Neela Winklemann of the European Platform of Memory and Conscience in Prague, said: It’s disrespectful what they have done to Gabcik and Kubis. They killed the only Nazi leader to be assassinated in the war, and he just happened to be one of the main architects of the Holocaust.”

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Holocaust chief Reinhard Heydrich, left, who was assassinated in Prague in 1942.

Heydrich was acting head of the Nazi Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. His assassination had been ordered by Czechoslovakia’s London-based government-in-exile and it unleashed a wave of bloody reprisals in which an estimated 15,000 Czechs were killed.

The events of Operation Anthropoid are set to be recounted in the film called Anthropoid, which is being released next month starring Fifty Shades of Grey actor Jamie Dornan.

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The car damaged in the 1942 attack that led to the death of Reinhard Heydrich

 

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