Original Lidice buildings being recreated in digital model

The Lidice Memorial is to create a digital model of the original village of Lidice, which was razed to the ground by the Nazis in June 1942. The director of the memorial, Eduard Stehlík, said many of the building in one part of the village were already ready.

From next year visitors will be able to view individual buildings in the spots where they once stood by means of mobile telephones and tablets, Mr. Stehlík said.

The Germans intended to wipe Lidice off the map for eternity and murdered a large part of the population. The atrocity came in retaliation for the assassination of governor Reinhard Heydrich.

Author: Ian Willoughby