The Petschek Palace
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that these proceedings had taken place during the second martial law in
the absence of the accused. Their fate was decided without their participation.
session taking place in the executive office of Gestapo it was decided
that the outer offices would announce to the president of the Martial Court
by telex persons fixed for liquidation. Dr. Witiska sent all the
proposal confirmed again back by telex. On the 29th of september 1942 in
the Petschek Palace it was also decided about the fate of the arrested
254 members of the families of the parachutists, all their relatives, all
without being present. From the police prison in Terezín they were killed
by the Nazis. On the account of the Prague Martial Court new mass murders
were added. Further 855 men and 162 women were bleeding to death on places
of execution in Bohemia on account of the sentences passed by the Martial
Court from the 28th of May till July 2nd 1942.
used the most drastic form of terror wiped
out the village Lidice (shot
down the men of Lidice, transferred the woman to concentration camps, murdered
most the children, burt down the village Ležáky), murdered all grown up
inhabitants and kidnapped the children unknown where to.
actions were prepared in the prague central office, because it was Gestapo
who was the guarantee for the realization of such terrible crimes. It was
the idea of Prague Gestapo and K. H. Frank to wipe off Lidice. That came
true and the 10th of June 1942.
down of Ležáky was dealt with Dr. Geschke and K. H. Frank and on June 24th,
1942 Gestapo, strengthened by the members of the police regiment SS Bohemia
realized the crimes in East Bohemia.
amount of victims in the period of the second martial law in the Czech
countries can be estimated at more than 5.000 people which means ten times
more in comparison with the first martial law.
1942 a new chief-SS Obersturmbannführer high governmental councilor Dr.
E. Gerke appeared in the executive office in Prague, who from the hall
of October 1942 till the end of the Nazis' occupation managed the activity
of Gestapo in