Heydrich was one nasty Nazi.
His nickname was The Hangman. Nice guys don’t get nicknamed The Hangman. But, then again, there weren’t a lot of nice-guy Nazis. On January 22, 1941, Heydrich chaired the Wannsee Conference. The Wannsee Conference led to the Final Solution and all its attendant nastiness. At the conference, Heydrich said, “Under suitable direction, the Jews should be brought to the East in the course of the Final Solution, for use as labor. In large labor gangs, with the sexes separated, the Jews capable of work will be transported to those areas and set to road-building, in the course of which, without doubt, a large part of them (‘ein großteil’) will fall away through natural losses. The surviving remnant, surely those with the greatest powers of resistance, will be given special treatment, since, if freed, they would constitute the germinal cell for the re-creation of Jewry.”
On May 27, 1942, Heydrich’s car was ambushed in the town of Lidice. He died a few days later.
The Nazis wiped the town of Lidice off the map, including its cemetery, a few days later.
2005 I Color Digital Print | Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308 | 40" x 50" | Edition of 5