Anthropoid: Rare Photos from the Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich

Archiv Jaroslava Čvančary

81 years ago, Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš launched an attack. The submachine gun jammed, and the bomb exploded near the car. The deputy Reich Protector fell victim to a small splinter. Look at these rare photos from an operation with no possibility of return.

The historical event of the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, the acting Reich Protector of Bohemia and Moravia during World War II. Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš, Czechoslovakian soldiers trained by the British, attacked on May 27, 1942. However, their weapons malfunctioned, and Heydrich was only injured by a small splinter from the explosion.

These photos capture the aftermath of the assassination attempt, showing the damaged car and the surrounding area. The images provide a visual glimpse into the scene and serve as historical evidence of the events on that fateful day.