Monument to paratroopers of the Anthropoid group

Year of unveiling


Person/persons/event to whom the monument is dedicated

The monument is dedicated to Jan Kubiš and Jozef Gabčík, who on 27 May 1942 carried out an assassination of Reinhard Heydrich.


Nehvizdy u Prahy 25081

Location in relation to the surroundings

The monument is in the location of Anthropoid group landing site.

Text of the inscription

The landing site of the paratroopers Sergeant First Class Jozef Gabčíka and Sergeant First Class Jan Kubiš, year 1941.

General description

Sandstone stele 200 cm high on which is placed marble plate with an inscription.



The circumstances of unveiling

The memorial was unveiled on December 29, 2016 at the seventy-fifth anniversary of the paratroopers landing into the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. The members of the company „Nazdar“ were attended.

Later history

The assassination of Reyndhard Heydrich is one of the most significant resistance act of WWII. Several books have been published about Operation Anthropoid, as the event was called, and two feature films were made. There are regular commemorative and commemorative events at the memorial day.

Contemporary importance

Reynhard Heydrich was man # 2 in the Nazi security apparatus. His killing was the most significant resistance act in World War II. It was achieved thanks to the underground resistance movement and the determination and courage of paratroopers. This resistance act is commemorated annually at several reverent gatherings.


Nehvizdy, Středočeský kraj.
Czechy ,250 81