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13 Oct 1938

Photo(s) dated 13 Oct 1938
Czechs expelled from Sudetenland at the refugees office in Prague, Czechoslovakia, 13 Oct 1938
15 Mar 1939

Photo(s) dated 15 Mar 1939
Adolf Hitler at Prague Castle, Prague, Czechoslovakia, 15 Mar 1939
26 Jul 1939

  • Adolf Eichmann was placed in charge of the Prague branch office of the German National Central Office in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, responsible for deportation of Jews. ww2dbase [Adolf Eichmann | Prague | CPC]
21 Oct 1941

  • Horst Böhme was promoted to the rank of SS-StandartenfĂĽhrer. ww2dbase [Horst Böhme | Prague | CPC]
19 Jan 1942

  • Jaroslav KrejcĂ­ was named the prime minister of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. ww2dbase [Prague | CPC]
26 May 1942

Photo(s) dated 26 May 1942
Reinhard Heydrich and his wife Lina at a concert at Wallenstein Palace, Prague, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, 26 May 1942
4 Jun 1942

  • Reinhard Heydrich, while en route to the airport, was ambushed by British SOE-trained Czech agent Jan Kubis and Slovak agent ozef GabcĂ­k in the suburb of Liben near Prague, Czechoslovakia. GabcĂ­k attempted to fire a STEN gun at Heydrich's car, but the weapon jammed. Heydrich ordered the driver to stop so he could confront GabcĂ­k, and the thus far unseen Kubis took the chance to throw an anti-tank mine at the car, fatally wounding Heydrich. ww2dbase [Reinhard Heydrich | Special Operations Executive | Prague | CPC]
19 Jan 1945

  • Richard Bienert was named the prime minister of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. ww2dbase [Prague | CPC]
30 Apr 1945

  • German police chief ObergruppenfĂĽhrer Karl Hermann Frank announced over radio that any attempt to rise up by the citizens of Prague in the puppet state of Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia would be wiped out violently. ww2dbase [Prague Strategic Offensive | Karl Hermann Frank | Prague | CPC]
7 May 1945

  • German SS troops attacked Czechoslovakian resistance fighters outside of Prague, Czechoslovakia; the resistance fighters were saved by the unexpected assistance from 1st Division of Russian Liberation Army, which has previously fought on the side of the Germans. Meanwhile, in the city, German Field Marshal Ferdinand Schörner ordered his troops to begin evacuating the city, while he would soon depart by plane to southern Germany himself; the plane would crash en route, but he would survive the ordeal. ww2dbase [Prague Strategic Offensive | Prague | CPC]
8 May 1945

9 May 1945

  • Soviet troops entered Prague, Czechoslovakia. A large number of German troops, fleeing Prague, reached the area between villages MilĂ­n, Slivice, and Cimelice near the US-USSR demarcation line. ww2dbase [Prague Strategic Offensive | Prague | AC, CPC]
Photo(s) dated 9 May 1945
Soviet troops in Prague, Czechoslovakia, May 1945Soviet T-34 tank in Prague, Czechoslovakia, May 1945, photo 1 of 2Soviet T-34 tank in Prague, Czechoslovakia, May 1945, photo 2 of 2
10 May 1945

  • Soviet troops regain control of Prague, Czechoslovakia, ending the 5-day uprising. ww2dbase [Prague | TH]
11 May 1945

  • The Soviet Prague Strategic Offensive in Czechoslovakia concluded. On the same day, SMERSH agents arrested many Russian Ă©migrĂ©s in Prague; in 2003, the Czech government would name this day "the day of the destruction of Russian intellectuals". ww2dbase [Prague Strategic Offensive | Prague | CPC]
16 May 1945

  • Exiled Czechoslovakian President Eduard Beneš returned to Prague, Czechoslovakia to a rapturous welcome. ww2dbase [Edvard Beneš | Prague | AC]
9 Jun 1945

  • Soviet SMERSH agents arrested Russian Ă©migrĂ© and liberal political activist Prince Pyotr Dolgorukov in Prague, Czechoslovakia. ww2dbase [Prague | CPC]
12 Oct 1945

Photo(s) dated 12 Oct 1945
General Dwight Eisenhower at Prague Ruzyně Airport, Prague, Czechoslovakia, 12 Oct 1945
22 May 1946

  • Karl Hermann Frank was executed by hanging at the Pankrác Prison in Prague, Czechoslovakia. ww2dbase [Karl Hermann Frank | Prague | CPC]
24 Aug 2006

Photo(s) dated 24 Aug 2006
Spitfire Mk. IX fighter marked as a member of the No. 310 Squadron RAF on display at Aviation Museum Kbely, Prague, Czech Republic, 24 Aug 2006

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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