Hubert Masarik
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Historical Figure
Nationality: Czechoslovakian Czech
(born in the Austro-Hungarian Empire)
Date of Birth: 1896
Date of Death: 1982
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Occupation: Diplomat, civil servant, Author of Non-Fiction
Turtledove Appearances:
The War That Came Early
POD: July 20, 1936;
Relevant POD: September 29, 1938
Appearance(s): Hitler's War
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Dr. Hubert Masarik (2 July 1896 - 13 October 1982) was a Czechoslovakian civil servant and diplomat. In 1938, he was a counselor with his country's Foreign Ministry. He and Dr. Vojtech Mastny were the two representatives Czechoslovakia sent to the Munich Conference in 1938. However, both men were directed to a hotel room by the Gestapo and detained while Neville Chamberlain, Edouard Daladier, and Adolf Hitler arranged for the Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia to be surrendered to Germany.

During 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 in The War That Came Early Edit

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.[1]


  1. Hitler's War, pg. 13-14.