Reinhard Heydrich's son wants to restore Czech chateau

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A son of wartime SS-Obergruppenfuehrer Reinhard Heydrich, deputy Reichs-Protector of Bohemia and Moravia, wants to restore the dilapidated chateau in Panenske Brezany near Prague where his family lived, the public Czech Radio reported yesterday.

The chateau may house a museum or a national resistance memorial, Panenske Brezany Mayor Libor Holik, told the radio.

After the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich in 1942, the son, Heider, kept living in the Panenske Brezany chateau with his mother and siblings until the end of World War Two. Then he left for Germany.

Heider Heydrich, now 76, offered the Panenske Brezany municipality to find finances for the reconstruction of the chateau, the Czech Radio said.

Heider Heydrich, who lives in Germany with his wife, visited the chateau recently. He agreed with Holik on the possible reconstruction.

"I had a chance to talk with Heider Heydrich in order to put the chateau into its original shape. He offered to help gain money for it, for instance, via the European Union," Holik said.

Reinhard Heydrich, chief of the Reich Main Security Office and one of the architects of "the final solution of the Jewish question," was sent to Prague to break up the domestic anti-Nazi resistance movement....

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