BirthdayMarch 7, 1904

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Reinhard Heydrich

    Full name: Reinhard Heydrich
    Also known as: Reinhard Heydrich, Heydrich, Reinhard
    Professions: SS general and organiser of the Holocaust
    Work: Excerpt from a speech by Reinhard Heydrich in 1941

  2. Reinhard Heydrich Measurements

    Height: 6' 3" (1.91 m)

  3. Reinhard Heydrich Death information

    Died: Thursday, 4th of June, 1942 (Age: 38)

  4. Reinhard Heydrich Biography

    Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich (German: [??a?nha?t ?t??stan ????n? ?ha?d??ç] (13px listen)) (7 March 1904 – 4 June 1942) was a high-ranking German Nazi official during World War II, and one of the main architects of the Holocaust. He was SS-Obergruppenführer (General) and General der Polizei, chief of the Reich Main Security Office (including the Gestapo, Kripo, and SD) and Stellvertretender Reichsprotektor (Deputy/Acting Reich-Protector) of Bohemia and Moravia (in what is now the Czech Republic). Heydrich served as President of Interpol (the international law enforcement agency) and chaired the January 1942 Wannsee Conference, which formalised plans for the final solution to the Jewish Question—the deportation and extermination of all Jews in German-occupied territory.Historians regard him as the darkest figure within the Nazi elite; Adolf Hitler described him as "the man with the iron heart". He was the founding head of the Sicherheitsdienst (SD), an intelligence organisation charged with seeking out and neutralising resistance to the Nazi Party via arrests, deportations, and killings. He helped organise Kristallnacht, a series of co-ordinated attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria on 9–10 November 1938. The attacks, carried out by SA stormtroopers and civilians, presaged the Holocaust. Upon his arrival in Prague, Heydrich sought to eliminate opposition to the Nazi occupation by suppressing Czech culture and deporting and executing members of the Czech resistance. He was directly responsible for the Einsatzgruppen, the special task forces that travelled in the wake of the German armies to round up and kill Jews and others deemed undesirable by the regime.Heydrich was attacked in Prague on 27 May 1942 by a British-trained team of Czech and Slovak soldiers who had been sent by the Czechoslovak government-in-exile to kill him in Operation Anthropoid. He died from his injuries a week later. Intelligence falsely linked the assassins to the villages of Lidice and Ležáky. Lidice was razed to the ground; all men and boys over the age of 16 were murdered, and all but a handful of its women and children were deported and killed in Nazi concentration camps.

  5. Reinhard Heydrich Family

    Spouse: Lina Heydrich
    Childrens: * Klaus Heydrich, * Heider Heydrich, * Silke Heydrich, * Marte Heydrich
    Parents: * Richard Bruno Heydrich , * Elisabeth Anna Maria Amalia Krantz

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