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Lidice & Stoke-on-Trent for Schools
Lidice & Stoke-on-Trent for Schools
Lidice & Stoke-on-Trent for Schools
Lidice & Stoke-on-Trent for Schools
Lidice & Stoke-on-Trent for Schools
Lidice & Stoke-on-Trent for Schools
Lidice & Stoke-on-Trent for Schools
Lidice & Stoke-on-Trent for Schools
Lidice & Stoke-on-Trent for Schools
Lidice & Stoke-on-Trent for Schools
Lidice & Stoke-on-Trent for Schools
Lidice & Stoke-on-Trent for Schools
Lidice & Stoke-on-Trent for Schools
Lidice & Stoke-on-Trent for Schools
Lidice & Stoke-on-Trent for Schools
Lidice & Stoke-on-Trent for Schools
Lidice & Stoke-on-Trent for Schools
Lidice & Stoke-on-Trent for Schools
Lidice & Stoke-on-Trent for Schools
Lidice & Stoke-on-Trent for Schools
Lidice & Stoke-on-Trent for Schools
Lidice & Stoke-on-Trent for Schools
Lidice & Stoke-on-Trent for Schools
Lidice & Stoke-on-Trent for Schools
Lidice & Stoke-on-Trent for Schools
Lidice & Stoke-on-Trent for Schools
Lidice & Stoke-on-Trent for Schools
Lidice & Stoke-on-Trent for Schools
Lidice & Stoke-on-Trent for Schools
Lidice & Stoke-on-Trent for Schools
Lidice & Stoke-on-Trent for Schools
Lidice & Stoke-on-Trent for Schools
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Lidice & Stoke-on-Trent for Schools

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A free Powerpoint presentation offering a teaching resource about the Lidice atrocity of 1942, Sir Barnett Stross, the Lidice Shall Live campaign, today's Lidice, todays links between Lidice and …

A free Powerpoint presentation offering a teaching resource about the Lidice atrocity of 1942, Sir Barnett Stross, the Lidice Shall Live campaign, today's Lidice, todays links between Lidice and Stoke-on-Trent, and the UK and international fine art competitions for children. A very cross curricular offering and a wonderful resource for raising aspirations among today's young people. Great for Local History, World War 2, Art or Citizenship related projects

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  • What a great slideshow presentation of the whole history of the Lidice massacre and the part Stoke on Trent played in the'Lidice shall live' campaign. Great job Alan. Hopefully many schools all over the world will log onto this site and participate in the competitions. Charles Strasser
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  • Ignorance is bliss, so they say. Until reading into this, I never realised how callous and murderous the Nazi regime was in W W 2. Like the rising of the Phoenix, Lidice rose out of the ashes to be 'reborn' again. A big thank you to Alan & Cheryl Gerrard for bringing this to my attention. Good prevailed over evil. Long live Lidice!
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  • 1. The Bond BetweenLidice & Stoke-on-Trent<br />©Alan Gerrard / Art Venue CIC<br />1<br />
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  • 3. EUROPE AT THE HEIGHT OF NAZI GERMANY POWER 1942<br />Lidice<br />3<br />
  • 4. Lidice 9th June 1942 – 503 inhabitants<br />Men employed as miners and steelworkers in the nearby city of Kladno<br />School photograph<br />June 2nd 1942<br />4<br />
  • 5. Reinhard Heydrich1904 - 1942<br />Considered to be Adolf Hitler’s successor<br />Installed as Deputy Reich Protector of Bohemia & Moravia on 27 September 1941<br />Considered the Czechoslovakian people to be slaves for the German war effort.<br />Increased the working day from 8 hours to 12 hours <br />He famously proclaimed, “We will Germanize the Czech vermin”<br />5,000 Czechs executed in first 4 months<br />Czechoslovakians knew him as “The Hangman”<br />5<br />
  • 6. Operation Anthropoid27th May 1942<br />The British trained Czech partisan assassinators Jan Kubiš and Jozef Gabčík<br />Heydrich’s burnt out Mercedes<br />Left at the scene: Stengun Mk II and hand grenade<br />Minutes from London meeting which gives confirmation of the decision to execute plan<br />6<br />
  • 7. Nazi Retribution<br />Hitler wanted to “Make up for “his” death”<br />Following Heydrich’s assassination public executions in Prague were commonplace<br />On hearing news of Heydrich’s death, an enraged Adolf Hitler ordered the Gestapo to<br />“Wade in blood” through<br />Bohemia.<br />As a result many Czechs were summarily shot and hanged without trial and 13,000 arrests were made<br />7<br />
  • 8. Lidice – 10th June 1942The Men - 192 murdered<br />Early morning 173 men were executed at Mr. Horak’s farmhouse<br />First shot in batches of 5<br />Then batches of 10<br />The 19 not in the village at the time were shot later in Prague<br />The remains of Horak’s farmhouse. Nearby lies the mass grave in which <br />the executed men were unceremoniously thrown. <br />8<br />
  • 9. Lidice – 10th June 1942The 173 men murdered in Lidice<br />9<br />
  • 10. Lidice – June 1942Women & Children<br />On the gymnasium floor strewn with a little straw the women and children spent their last three days and two nights together. <br />The Gestapo made detailed descriptions of the children, identifying hair and eye colour<br />On the 12th the children were forcibly separated from the women<br />Kladno Grammar School<br />June 10th – 12th<br />10<br />
  • 11. The Children82 murdered – 9 “Germanized”<br />Postcards written home to parents – July 1st. The children’s fate had already been decided.<br />19 of the 82 Lidice children, murdered at Chelmno on July 2nd in specially adapted gas vans<br />11<br />
  • 12. The Children<br />The ditch near Chelmno where many thousand children were laid to rest<br />This propaganda image promoted the Nazis’ Lebensborn programme and contains two “Germanized” Lidice children. Their experience was far more traumatic than the picture suggests <br />Dress of Lidice girl found near site<br />12<br />
  • 13. The Women60 murdered<br />Ravensbrück concentration camp<br />A photograph of the Lidice women on the day of their liberation.<br />143 survived. <br />They returned to find devastation and discovered the deaths of their men folk.<br />Badge worn by Lidice women<br />13<br />
  • 14. LidiceJune 1942The Animals<br />The livestock were sent to German farm<br />All family pets were shot<br />14<br />
  • 15. LidiceJune 11th 1942 – late 1943<br />The systematic<br />obliteration of the village begins<br />A professional film crew is hired to record the events for promotional purposes<br />The Nazis steal the savings of the victims to pay for the destruction of the village<br />15<br />
  • 16. LidiceJune 11th 1942 – late 1943<br />Re-routing the river<br />Hitler Youth violation of the cemetery included the removal of gold teeth from corpses<br />16<br />
  • 17. LidiceJune 11th 1942 – late 1943<br />Transporting the rubble out on a <br />specially constructed narrow gauge railway <br />Hitler Youth uprooting the<br />trees<br />17<br />
  • 18. The only living thing to remain in Lidice.<br />The Pear Tree<br />Now protected by the Czech government<br />At the time of the atrocity a small sapling<br />18<br />
  • 19. LidiceJune 11th 1942 – late 1943<br />The cross was erected at the site of the mass grave by Soviet troops who liberated Czechoslovakia in Spring 1945<br />19<br />
  • 20. The <br />Lidice Shall Live <br />Campaign<br />20<br />
  • 21. Sir Barnett Stross<br />Born Christmas Day 1899 in Poland. Jewish faith<br />Family moved to Leeds 1902<br />GP Shelton from 1926<br />Councillor for Shelton from 1937 - 1945<br />MP for Hanley / Stoke Central 1945 – 1965<br />Died 14th May 1967<br />21<br />
  • 22. Sir Barnett Stross<br />Founder of the international “Lidice Shall Live” campaign<br />Successfully fought for improvements to working conditions for miners and pottery workers<br />Donated land for The Mitchell Memorial Theatre<br />Key figure in the establishment of Keele University<br />Designed the largest Memorial Rose Garden in the world. Completed 1955<br />Knighted Valentine’s Day 1964 for services to arts<br />Sir Barnett Stross was granted “Freedom of the village of Lidice” in 1957<br />22<br />
  • 23. Lidice Shall LiveThe Victoria HallSeptember 6th 1942<br />23<br />
  • 24. North Staffordshire Miners<br />Empathy for fellow mining community.<br />Staffordshire miners donate one day’s pay per week to the campaign<br />Sneyd Pit Disaster <br />January 1942<br />24<br />
  • 25. Lidice Shall LiveFrom its base in Stoke-on-Trent the campaign spreads to an international level<br />25<br />
  • 26. Lidice Shall LiveRebuilding the Village – 1947 ><br />Barnett Stross with delegates from The North Staffs Miners’ Federation in Lidice in 1947 inspecting the devastation left by the Nazis. They help to plan a “new” Lidice<br />26<br />
  • 27. Lidice Shall LiveHousing & Memorial Rose Garden<br />Barnett Stross presenting the plans for the “Friendship & Peace Park” to Lidice residents – opened in 1955<br />The main phase of the “model mining village” was completed in 1950<br />27<br />
  • 28. Lidice Today<br />The Stoke-on-Trent <br />based <br />campaign donated<br />£1 million to ensure a new Lidice <br />would rise again.<br />Adolf Hitler had proclaimed that <br />Lidice would “Die Forever”<br />28<br />
  • 29. Lidice Today<br />The<br />“Lidice Rose”<br />The beautiful “Friendship & Peace Park” is the largest rose garden in the world.<br />Designed by Barnett Stross it contains hundreds of variants of roses from across the globe.<br />29<br />
  • 30. Lidice TodayThe Memorial Museum<br />A visit to The Memorial Museum and gardens is a humbling experience for all.<br />30<br />
  • 31. Lidice Today<br />The Lidice Gallery houses “The Lidice Collection”, a priceless collection of paintings and sculptures commemorating the atrocity. Donated by celebrated international artists following a call by Barnett Stross in 1966<br />The Lidice Gallery<br />Barnett Stross<br />The Lidice Gallery is the home of The International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Art.<br />The largest fine art competition for children in the world.<br />31<br />
  • 32. Lidice & Stoke-on-Trent’s Bonds Today<br />The people of Lidice have never forgotten the role Barnett Stross and Stoke-on-Trent people played in rebuilding their village<br />In Stoke-on-Trent adults and children are beginning to annually commemorate the atrocity and celebrate the village’s rebirth<br />The people of Lidice know much about <br />Stoke-on-Trent and its heritage.<br />Many people support Stoke City FC. Many people love to listen to Robbie Williams<br />32<br />
  • 33. Lidice & Stoke-on-Trent Celebrating Achievements<br />A great way for Stoke-on-Trent’s young people to celebrate the rebirth of Lidice and to cement the bonds between our two communities is by entering The UK Children’s Art Competition and The International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Arts<br />There are prizes at county, national and international levels. <br />For primary, secondary and special school pupils<br />Entrants receive a certificate of<br />“Recognition and Achievement”<br />33<br />
  • 34. Lidice TodayAnnual Commemoration<br />Each year the people of Lidice, the Czech Republic and the world commemorate the men, women and children murdered, and the complete obliteration of the old village.<br />Children’s choirs from around the world unite in friendship at The Festival of Lights:<br />musical performances celebrating the values of courage, determination and friendship<br />34<br />
  • 35. Lidice & Stoke-on-Trent<br />The End<br />For more information on Lidice, school presentations, The UK Children’s Art Competition and The ICEFA, and becoming involved in Lidice / Stoke-on-Trent related projects, please contact Art Venue CIC<br />info@ukchildrensartcompetition.org<br />Acknowledgements – Lidice Memorial Museum, Mrs. Muriel Stoddard, Bustehrad School, Mrs. Ivona Kasalicka<br />This presentation © Alan Gerrard / Art Venue CIC is free to distribute in order to raise awareness of the inspirational links between Stoke-on-Trent and Lidice to their fullest extent. <br />35<br />

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