Vojtech Mastny
Historical Figure
Nationality: Czechoslovakian Czech
(born in the Austro-Hungarian Empire)
Date of Birth: 1874
Date of Death: 1954
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Occupation: Ambassador, Educator, 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. Vojtech Mastny (1874-1954) was a Czechoslovakian diplomat, scholar and educator. He was minister to Berlin, Germany in 1938. He and Dr. Hubert Masarik 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.

After World War II, Mastny published several works on the Cold War.

Vojtech Mastny in The War That Came EarlyEdit

Vojtech Mastny and Hubert Masarik 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.