Konrad Henlein in The War That Came EarlyEdit
Konrad Henlein (1898-1938) had fled to Germany in 1938 after an unsuccessful coup in Czechoslovakia. He was followed there by a Czech nationalist named Jaroslav Stribny, who shot Henlein to death on 29 September 1938.
Henlein's death came concurrent with the Munich Conference. German leader Adolf Hitler had hoped to actually instigate full war with his enemies over the Sudentenland issue, but Britain and France had both been willing to appease him. But when all parties learned of the assassination during the conference, Britain's Neville Chamberlain and France's Edouard Daladier could not believe that Hitler was not somehow responsible for Henlein's death, thus granting Hitler the casus belli which he wanted for war.
| Party political offices|
|Head of Sudeten German Party|
| Succeeded by|
None, party merged with Nazi Party