|Four Nazi lies in one message about Lidice.|
"Because the citizens of this village were guilty in the crudest way against the issued law by being active with and giving assistance to the killers of SS-Obergruppenführer Heydrich, adult man were shot, women transported to a concentration camp and children were sent for an appropriate education. The buildings in the village were leveled with ground and the name of the village was erased."
Official German message about Lidice, printed in the protectorate's and German's imperial press on 11th of June 1942.
This message contains four Nazi lies instantly. Propaganda of the third empire was using such lies knowingly and for its own use.
On this notoriously infamous compound sentence
can be clearly seen how forcible the Nazi propaganda was. Up till today
the message is being quoted and despite the fact it contains obvious lies,
nobody points this out.
| First Nazi lie:
"citizens of this village were guilty in the crudest way against the issued law by being active with and giving assistance to the killers of SS-Obergruppenführer Heydrich"
In its investigation, Gestapo never found
any connection between Lidice's citizens and the assassins, therefore did
not even proof direct assistance.
| Second Nazi lie:
"adult man were shot"
Adulthood at that time was reached by 18th birthday, whereas in Lidice boys which were not eighteen yet were murdered. Little Josef Hronik born on 16th of August 1927 was not even 15 years old.
| Third Nazi lie:
"women transported to a concentration camp"
There was very little true on this statement.
Although women were transported to the concentration camp eventually, nothing
is mentioned about the purpose of this transportation, that over 50 Lidice's
women died in the concentration camp. When they were unable to work, the
empire could no longer feed them so they were sent to be gassed. In Ravensbrück
there was a gas chamber as well, though it was demolished at the end of
the war before the visit of the Red Cross.
| Fourth Nazi lie:
"children were sent for an appropriate education"
This lie comes out only after the war with
a message from Lod. Appropriate education according to the Nordic rase
were two vans arranged in such way that during the journey the fumes from
the exhaust pipe went into its enclosed space where the Lidice's children
were being transported.