Emanuel Moravec

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Emanuel Moravec
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Minister of Education and National Enlightenment
In office
19 January 1942 – 5 May 1945
Preceded by Jan Kapras
Succeeded by Zdeněk Nejedlý
Personal details
Born (1893-04-17)17 April 1893
Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary
Died 5 May 1945(1945-05-05) (aged 52)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Spouse(s) Helena Grigorijevna Beková
Pavla Szondyová
Jolana Emmerová

Emanuel Moravec (17 April 1893 in Prague – 5 May 1945 in Prague) was a pre-war Czechoslovak army colonel who became a Nazi collaborator during World War II.

Moravec worked as a professor at the higher military school in pre-war Czechoslovakia. After the Munich agreement, he decided that the only hope for a peaceful life was to join the Third Reich. So he served as joint Minister of Education and National Enlightenment in the puppet government of Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, which was reorganized by the Reich Protector Reinhard Heydrich in January 1942. As propaganda minister, he worked to persuade the Czechs to be loyal to Nazi Germany. He is infamous among Czechs as a traitor and collaborator during the occupation of Czechoslovakia; as such he is also known as "Czech Quisling".[1][2] At the end of the war, during the Prague uprising, he committed suicide.

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  1. ^ http://www.radio.cz/en/section/czechs/emanuel-moravec-the-face-of-czech-collaboration-with-the-nazis
  2. ^ https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/kent-csi/vol4no1/pdf/v04i1a01p.pdf