Foreign News: From the Ashes of Lidice

From the Ashes of Lidice

The Czech village of Levzsaky, 70 miles southeast of Prague, joined martyred Lidice last week. Soldiers sorted out the children among its 120 inhabitants, murdered all the men & women, burned the village to its foundations. Apparently unaware was Nazidom that, far from blotting out such names as Lidice and Levzsaky, it had conferred on them immortality. Freedom-loving people in far-off Stern Park Gardens, Ill. last week changed the name of their town to Lidice that they might share its glory and perpetuate its memory. The citizens of Bohemia, L.I., moving to follow suit, spoke for...

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