Emanuel Viktor Voska

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Emanuel Viktor Voska (before 1921)

Emanuel Viktor Voska, born 1875 in Kutná Hora, Bohemia, died April 1, 1960 in Ruzyně prison in Prague, Czechoslovakia, U.S. intelligence agency officer (World War I and World War II) who died in Czechoslovak prison.

Before World War I he was extensively working with Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (1850–1937), first President of the Czechoslovakia. His intelligence activities are credited with the exposure of the Hindu–German Conspiracy. In 1917, Voska was one of four Czech patriots who traveled to Petrograd with the British author Somerset Maugham, who was then working as a British intelligence agent, on a secret mission with the objectives of propping up the Provisional Government in Russia and preventing them from concluding a unilateral peace treaty with Germany.[1] Voska was also instrumental in preventing the efforts of German agent Franz von Rintelen to restore Victoriano Huerta to the Mexican presidency during World War I.[2]


  1. ^ Curtis, Anthony (1977). Somerset Maugham. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson. p. 112. ISBN 0297773674.
  2. ^ Tuchman, Barbara W. The Zimmermann Telegram (New York: NEL Mentor, 1967), pages 70-79


  • Spy and Counter-Spy by E.V. Voska and W. Irwin, pp98, 108, 120, 122–123, 126–127;
  • The Making of a State by T.G. Masaryk, pp50, 221, 242;
  • Indian Revolutionaries Abroad by A.C. Bose, pp232–233