This is the memorial to the many Czechs who died as a result of Operation Anthropoid and from the terrors of the Nazi regime.
In 1942,Jozef Gabčík, Jan Kubiš and seven other soldiers of the Czech army in exile were parachuted into Czechoslovakia to organise the assassination of the infamous 'Butcher of Prague', Reinhard Heydrich.
Six members of the operation took refuge in the basement of Karel Boromejsky Church. In the subsequent onslaught by 750 heavily armed SS troops, all were killed. The basement of the church is now a national monument to those killed by the Nazi regime and a memorial to the brave men who died there.
The story has recently been commited to celluloid for a second time.