Hitler and top Nazis seek to gain legitimacy through favorable public opinion from foreign visitors and thus temporarily refrain from actions against Jews. Commandant Otto Radomski even had some prisoners skinned in front of the other Jews to terrify them. During the murder of Jews at Novogrudok, Belorussia, Jews resist and kill 20 Nazis before being gunned down. For other ideologies and groups called National Socialism, see National Socialism disambiguation. The Germans destroyed Lidice, a small village outside Prague , in retaliation for the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich , the German governor of Bohemia and Moravia and head of the Security Police. However, by this action the Vatican helps legitimize the Third Reich in the eyes of the German Catholic hierarchy and laymen as well as of the international community.