13 Oct 1938

Photo(s) dated 13 Oct 1938
Czechs expelled from Sudetenland at the refugees office in Prague, Czechoslovakia, 13 Oct 1938
16 Mar 1939

Photo(s) dated 16 Mar 1939
Adolf Hitler at Prague Castle, Prague, Czechoslovakia, 16 Mar 1939German troops marching on Prague Castle grounds, Prague, Czechoslovakia, 16 Mar 1939, photo 1 of 2German troops marching on Prague Castle grounds, Prague, Czechoslovakia, 16 Mar 1939, photo 2 of 2
26 Jul 1939

Czechoslovakia
  • Adolf Eichmann was placed in charge of the Prague branch office of the German National Central Office in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, responsible for deportation of Jews. ww2dbase [Adolf Eichmann | Prague | CPC]
21 Oct 1941

Czechoslovakia
  • Horst B√∂hme was promoted to the rank of SS-Standartenf√ľhrer. ww2dbase [Horst B√∂hme | Prague | CPC]
19 Jan 1942

Czechoslovakia
  • Jaroslav Krejc√≠ was named the prime minister of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. ww2dbase [Prague | CPC]
26 May 1942

Photo(s) dated 26 May 1942
Reinhard Heydrich and his wife Lina at a concert at Wallenstein Palace, Prague, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, 26 May 1942
19 Jan 1945

Czechoslovakia
  • Richard Bienert was named the prime minister of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. ww2dbase [Prague | CPC]
30 Apr 1945

Czechoslovakia
  • German police chief Obergruppenf√ľhrer Karl Hermann Frank announced over radio that any attempt to rise up by the citizens of Prague in the puppet state of Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia would be wiped out violently. ww2dbase [Prague Strategic Offensive | Karl Hermann Frank | Prague | CPC]
7 May 1945

Czechoslovakia
  • German SS troops attacked Czechoslovakian resistance fighters outside of Prague, Czechoslovakia; the resistance fighters were saved by the unexpected assistance from 1st Division of Russian Liberation Army, which has previously fought on the side of the Germans. Meanwhile, in the city, German Field Marshal Ferdinand Sch√∂rner ordered his troops to begin evacuating the city, while he would soon depart by plane to southern Germany himself; the plane would crash en route, but he would survive the ordeal. ww2dbase [Prague Strategic Offensive | Prague | CPC]
8 May 1945

Czechoslovakia
9 May 1945

Czechoslovakia
  • Soviet troops entered Prague, Czechoslovakia. A large number of German troops, fleeing Prague, reached the area between villages Mil√≠n, Slivice, and Cimelice near the US-USSR demarcation line. ww2dbase [Prague Strategic Offensive | Prague | AC, CPC]
Photo(s) dated 9 May 1945
Soviet troops in Prague, Czechoslovakia, May 1945Soviet T-34 tank in Prague, Czechoslovakia, May 1945, photo 1 of 2Soviet T-34 tank in Prague, Czechoslovakia, May 1945, photo 2 of 2
10 May 1945

Czechoslovakia
  • Soviet troops regain control of Prague, Czechoslovakia, ending the 5-day uprising. ww2dbase [Prague | TH]
11 May 1945

Czechoslovakia
  • The Soviet Prague Strategic Offensive in Czechoslovakia concluded. On the same day, SMERSH agents arrested many Russian √©migr√©s in Prague; in 2003, the Czech government would name this day "the day of the destruction of Russian intellectuals". ww2dbase [Prague Strategic Offensive | Prague | CPC]
16 May 1945

Czechoslovakia
  • Exiled Czechoslovakian President Eduard BeneŇ° returned to Prague, Czechoslovakia to a rapturous welcome. ww2dbase [Edvard BeneŇ° | Prague | AC]
9 Jun 1945

Czechoslovakia
  • Soviet SMERSH agents arrested Russian √©migr√© and liberal political activist Prince Pyotr Dolgorukov in Prague, Czechoslovakia. ww2dbase [Prague | CPC]
12 Oct 1945

Photo(s) dated 12 Oct 1945
General Dwight Eisenhower at Prague Ruzyně Airport, Prague, Czechoslovakia, 12 Oct 1945
22 May 1946

Czechoslovakia
  • Karl Hermann Frank was executed by hanging at the Pankr√°c Prison in Prague, Czechoslovakia. ww2dbase [Karl Hermann Frank | Prague | CPC]
24 Aug 2006

Photo(s) dated 24 Aug 2006
Spitfire Mk. IX fighter marked as a member of the No. 310 Squadron RAF on display at Aviation Museum Kbely, Prague, Czech Republic, 24 Aug 2006

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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