Prague street named after family who helped Anthropoid heroes

A Prague street has been named after the family of a Czech WWII resistance man who were murdered by the Nazis in Mauthausen. The   family of Jan Piskáček were arrested in June 1942 after helping paratroopers Josef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš, who had carried out the daring assassination of Nazi governor Reinhard Heydrich in Operation Anthropoid.

The freshly named Piskáčkových St. is in the city’s Vysočany district.

Author: Ian Willoughby