2nd World War tour in Prague
This tour is about the time before, during and after the occupation of Prague and you will visit some of the most important places associated with 2nd World War. You will learn about the Allies 'failure in 1938, the Czech pilots' heroic struggle in the Royal Air Force, Theresienstadt, Sir Nicholas Winton who rescued 669 Jewish children from the Nazis, the last intense days of the occupation and the Red Army occupied Prague. You will also hear about the brave Czech paratroopers who flew in from England to carry out an assassination attempt against the notorious and dangerous SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich.
Along with a Danish-speaking guide, you start visiting St. Cyril and Methodius church incl. museum. In the crypt of this church, the seven Czech paratroopers hid after the attack on Reinhard Heydrich. The night between June 18 and 19 1942 they defended themselves against several hundred SS soldiers for several hours. The attack and the terrible revenge on the Nazis is one of the most important event occurring during the 2nd World War in Czechoslovakia. The crypt is today a national memorial.
You continue to the Jewish Quarter, and you will hear more about Theresienstadt and Hitler's plans for Czechoslovakia, which actually last ended up sparing the synagogues in Prague.
You will continue this tour to buildings and places, which witness the fierce fighting that took place in May 1945 during the uprising against the occupiers. Up to 30,000 Czechs took part in the fighting and there were heavy losses on both sides. The Liberation happened on May 9th and the last battles took place May 11, 1945.
This exciting tour last about 2.5-3 hours incl. a minor break. The tour ends in the center of Prague.