Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

George Korper - March 26, 2007

Visiting Prague

Did you ever think of going back to Prague?

Well, I visited, of course. I went back with the Air Force and I ??? in Prague and I immediately got out of that--off that American plane. There were no, no, no regular flights going yet between London and, and Prague and uh, and they gave me a lift to, go to London. I was out in a jiffy. I knew this was not leading to anything good.

So you didn't think it was ???

And I didn't like the atmosphere. I didn't like the fact that the Czechs didn't help the Jews more, but the Czechs didn't have it easy either. The Czechs uh, uh there was an underground movement. The underground movement, unfortunately, was pretty well--they shot most of the people because there were, there were some informers and under Czech also and uh, uh, it was all given away so they suffered. The, the young...younger men were all sent for hard labor in Germany, but most of those survived.

Lidice, wasn't that the ???

Yes, yes, yes that was in the Heydrich was, was, was assassinated but that was done--there, there were Czech paratroopers who were dropped. About uh, uh, three or four of them they dropped in Bohemia and two of them managed to, to shoot up the uh, the, the, the, the car where Heydrich drove every single morning to work. He lived outside in some castle which he took over and he and his driver were killed. He was not killed. The driver was killed immediately and he was heavily wounded. He lasted about two days, which I was very happy that he had to suffer and he knew what was going on.

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