Lidice

[ li-dyi-tse; English lee-duh-chey, lid-uh-see ]
/ ˈlɪ dyɪ tsɛ; English ˈli dəˌtʃeɪ, ˈlɪd ə si /

noun

a village in the W Czech Republic: suffered a ruthless reprisal by the Nazis in 1942 for the assassination of a high Nazi official.

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British Dictionary definitions for lidice

Lidice
/ (Czech ˈlidjtsɛ) /

noun

a mining village in the Czech Republic: destroyed by the Germans in 1942 in reprisal for the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich; rebuilt as a national memorial
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