Pilsen Liberation Festival 2022

Join The National WWII Museum Educational Travel Program on a tour of the Czech Republic, culminating in one of the most touching modern-day tributes to the American armed forces in Europe: the Pilsen Liberation Festival.

This 8-day tour begins in Prague with an overview of Operation Anthropoid, the plot to assassinate Nazi Reinhard Heydrich, known to history as one of the main the architects of the Holocaust. In response to his assassination, the Nazis liquidated the town of Lidice, where a somber visit remembers the people of the town. Continue to Theresienstadt, a concentration camp that was the subject of infamous Nazi propaganda. The tour ends in Pilsen, where guests will participate in the Liberation Festival events and enjoy meeting period re-enactors, mingling with the locals, and honoring the servicemen who did so much for so many. This annual event is marked by festive parades, moving commemorations, and serves as a reminder to both young and old residents of Pilsen to never forget the horrible period of Soviet oppression following World War II and during the Cold War.

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