Josef Valčík

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Josef Valčík.
Reward poster for Josef Valčík, one of the assassins of Heydrich.

Josef Valčík (2 November 1914 – 18 June 1942) was a Czechoslovak military soldier and resistance fighter during the German occupation of Czechoslovakia. He was born in Valašské Klobouky. He is remembered for his participation in Operation Anthropoid in 1942, the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, German SS-Obergruppenführer and Deputy/Acting Reich-Protector of Bohemia and Moravia.


Valčík died during fights with German troops after the assassination. He was posthumously highly decorated and promoted.[1]


  1. ^ "Plukovník in memoriam Josef Valčík" (in Czech). Retrieved 24 March 2014. 

Further reading[edit]

  • McDonald, Callum (1998). The killing of Reinhard Heydrich.