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“Very moving.”

St Cyril and St Methodius Cathedral
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Prague Private World War II and Heydrich History Walking Tour
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Communism and World War 2 Prague City Tour
Ranked #19 of 972 things to do in Prague
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This museum tells the story of brave Czech paratroopers who killed SS-Obergrupenführer Reinhard Heydrich in the Operation Anthropoid. Jan Kubiš and Josef Gabčík escaped to this church and the crypt under the church together with five more paratroopers and 20 days later they died here during fight against 700 Nazi soldiers.
Reviewed October 18, 2013

We visited this church on the advice of a friend and are so glad we did. The although the church itself was not open when we arrived, the crypt with the exhibition of material relating to the Czech struggle against the Nazi occupiers, was. There was lots of information (in English) and photos telling of the events and the whole experience was added to with access to the 'catacombs' behind a symbolic metal door. Don't go om Monday, it might be shut.

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Reviewed October 17, 2013

We visited this church and its crypt after reading about it in guidebooks. It is well worth making a trip to this church to learn about its important place in Prague's recent WW2 history. The boards contain a lot of detailed information with exhibits, and the crypt itself is extremely moving and eerie.

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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Sight of one of the most significant chapters of prague history, this is a well-curated exhibit that is well-documented in multiple languages including English. If you have read Madeleine Albright's Prague Winter, you know what happened here, on this very spot. The bullet holes are there, and the staircase and the window and the shelves for the coffins. The feelings of immediacy and sorrow are engulfing. A must see, a short walk or streetcar ride from town and a few stops from Charles University where Heydrich was assassinated by those who died in the church.

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Reviewed October 15, 2013

very moving went into crypt, had a very sad feeling about the place, must place to visit and very interesting

1  Thank allan c
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

Our driver from the airport pointed out the Church of St. Cyril and St. Methodius on our way to the hotel. He said that many visitors he drove were not aware of its significance. My husband and I had previously read accounts of the Heydrich assassination, the hiding of the patriots, the betrayal, the stand-off in the church, and the atrocities dealt to Lidice and Lezaky. The museum displays tell the tale very clearly with pictures and documents. The entrance to the crypt where the Heydrich assassination commandos hid is through a door that is designed like a Spitfire fighter aircraft wing. One must feel the curve of the door to open it. The seven men in the crypt were in total darkness while they hid with only a crack of light escaping into the gloom. The museum visitor can see the crypt's terrain in subdued light and feel the closeness inside. After their betrayal, the seven patriots were besieged, and there was no escape. Being in the crypt and recounting the whole history of its significance is quite a moving experience for the visitor. As the legend on the entrance to the crypt points out, everyone involved in any way with the assassination knew that their decisions were irreversible and dangerous. The price they paid for their actions was tremendous, but their crossing the line to defend themselves or others who acted in their behalf was a decision they stood by. This memorial is definitely worth visiting.

Thank IloveParis40
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