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1939: Nazi Execution of Students and Professors in Prague

1939: Nazi Execution of Students and Professors in Prague
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  • historical event: German Protector (Reichsprotektor) of Bohemia and Moravia Konstantin von Neurath suppressed student demonstrations in Prague by closing all higher education institutions in the Czech Republic and sending over 1,200 students to the concentration camps.

The International Students’ Day is celebrated on this day, to commemorate the tragic events that occured on this day in 1939, in Prague. The events began to unfold a few days earlier, when the Nazis killed one student of the University in Prague. Thousands of his fellow students came to the funeral. The funeral turned into anti-Nazi gathering.

The German Protector (Reichsprotektor) of Bohemia and Moravia Konstantin von Neurath suppressed the student demonstrations in Prague by closing all higher education institutions in the Czech Republic and sending over 1,200 students to the concentration camps. On this day the Germans executed 9 students and teachers without a trial. The International Students’ Day has been celebrated since 1941.

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