Czechoslovakian Czech (born in the Austro-Hungarian Empire)
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Diplomat, civil servant, Author of Non-Fiction
(2 July 1896 - 13 October 1982) was a
civil servant and diplomat. In 1938, he was a counselor with his country's Foreign Ministry. He and Dr.
were the two representatives Czechoslovakia sent to the
in 1938. However, both men were directed to a hotel room by the
and detained while
arranged for the
region of Czechoslovakia to be surrendered to Germany.
World War II, Masarik, collaborated with the occupiers, was imprisoned by them, but released before too long. After the war, he was put on trial for collaboration but was released by the People's Court because of his beneficial deeds during his time in power. Masarik published his memoirs in the 1960s.
Hubert Masarik and Vojtech Mastny were both waiting to hear the outcome of the Munich Conference when Konrad Henlein was assassinated. When it became clear that Adolf Hitler intended to use the assassination as a casus belli, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain suggested that Mastny and Masarik might be willing to give more concessions on behalf of their country. Hitler would not even consider further concessions.