Friedrich Hossbach (22 November 1894 – 10 September 1980) was a German staff officer and infantry commander. From 1934-1938, he served as Adolf Hitler's military adjutant. A veteran of World War I, a soldier of the old school, and an opponent of Nazism, Hossbach ran afoul of Hitler in 1938 over false allegations that another officer was a homosexual. Hossbach did not die for his defiance, but was instead dismissed from his position as adjutant He was given command of an infantry unit during World War II, until he again ran afoul of Hitler, and was relieved in 1945. He was captured a few months later by American troops.
Colonel Friedrich Hossbach interrupted the Munich Conference to inform Adolf Hitler that Konrad Henlein had been assassinated by a Czech named Jaroslav Stribny. Hitler, who'd left orders for no interruptions, was initially annoyed by Hossbach's arrival, but was immediately overwhelmed with joy by Hossbach's news. Hitler used the assassination as a casus belli for the invasion of Czechoslovakia, triggering World War II.