Lidice-A Light across the Sea at Stoke Film Theatre
Film, Wed 30 Nov 2016, free entry
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- Stoke Film Theatre
The Nazi regime’s response to the events portrayed in the Anthropoid was one of the worst atrocities of the Second World War, when an SS task force set about wiping the small Czech mining village of Lidice off the face of the earth. The village’s 173 men were rounded up and shot and the women and children were sent to concentration camps. Stoke-on-Trent’s Member of Parliament, Sir Barnett Stross, himself a Polish, Jewish immigrant, was deeply affected by news of this tragedy. In September 1942 he organised a rally and spoke to miners and their leaders, proposing the reconstruction of the village of Lidice to commemorate this crime against humanity forever. Lidice: A Light Across the Sea documents the creation of the Lidice Shall Live Movement, its remarkable founder, Sir Barnett Stross, and what his campaign achieved.
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