The British-French-Czech co-production film “Anthropoid” directed by Sean Ellis and starring Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan about the assassination attack on Reinhard Heydrich by Czechoslovak exile resistance fighters on 27 May 1942 premiered on 1 July 2016 at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, followed by a U.S. premiere on 12 August 2016, a U.K. premiere on 30 August 2016 and a Czech premiere on 28 September 2016.
The Platform is campaigning for the opening of a large mass grave in Prague-Ďáblice where the bodies of these seven exile fighters are most probably lying, together with bodies of other victims of Nazism and Communism, as well as Nazi criminals. The mass grave, which was operated in the years 1943-1961, might be containing the remains of up to 14,000 people, according to our latest information.
Following is the echo of the Platform’s work in English-speaking media in association with the premiere of the film “Anthropoid”:
Echo in the media
- BBC Radio Scotland (10 September 2016)
- The Guardian: Heroes’ memorials demanded for Czech assassins of Holocaust chief (21 August 2016)
- International Business Times: Calls for Czech assassins of Reinhard Heydrich to recieve heroes’ funerals (21 August 2016)
- Daily Mail: ‘They deserve a heroes’ burial’: Daring Czech assassins of Holocaust chief Reinhard Heydrich are buried in unmarked graves (21 August 2016)
- The Times: Fight to honour heroes who killed top Nazi (20 August 2016) (DOWNLOAD as pdf)
- BBC Radio 4: The interview with Dr. Neela Winkelmann (13 August 2016)
- BBC: Czechs search for dead ‘heroes’ who killed SS chief Heydrich (3 August 2016)
Related press releases by the Platform
- Press release by the Platform and cooperating organisations on the world premiere of the film “Anthropoid” (1 July 2016)
- Public hearing in Czech Senate on mass grave with victims of Nazism and Communism in Prague (9 December 2015)
- Platform draws attention to large mass grave of victims of totalitarianism in Prague (23 February 2015)
The seven men who died after a 7-hour fight with the Waffen-SS in the St. Cyril and Method church in Prague on 18 June 1942 (photos courtesy Jaroslav Čvančara):