Emil Hácha
Emil Hacha
Historical Figure
Nationality: Czechoslovakia
Date of Birth: 1872
Date of Death: 1945
Cause of Death: Probably natural causes (assassination has been suggested)
Religion: Catholicism
Occupation: Lawyer, Politician
Spouse: Marie Háchová (dead 1938)
Turtledove Appearances:
The Man With the Iron Heart
POD: May 29, 1942;
Relevant POD: May, 1945
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Emil Hácha (12 July 1872 – 27 June 1945) was a Czech lawyer who served as the third President of Czechoslovakia from 1938 to 1945. From March 1939, he presided under the German Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. Hácha's role as a puppet of the Nazis has been the subject of some controversy. While many allege that Hácha too readily gave Germany power over his country, others argue that he had few options before him, and collaboration was the best way to protect his people. He died in Soviet custody at the end of World War II, some believing he had been assassinated.

Emil Hácha in The Man With the Iron HeartEdit

While Emil Hácha was the official leader of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, by 1942, it was clear that Reinhard Heydrich was the true power as Reichsprotektor on behalf of the German Reich.[1]


Political offices
Preceded by
Jan Syrový (as Acting President)
President of Czechoslovakia
Succeeded by
Edvard Beneš

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