Profession: President of Czechoslovakia
Why Famous: Hácha served as the President of Czechoslovakia just prior to the German invasion and annexation in 1939. On 15 March 1939 Hácha was summoned to a meeting with Adolf Hitler in Berlin, where the Fuhrer told him of the impending attack. Hácha suffered a heart attack and later capitulated; Germany invaded and annexed Czechoslovakia the same day.
During the war Hácha served as the State President of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia after swearing loyalty to Hitler. After the war he was arrested and died in prison under suspicious circumstances.
- 1939-03-15 Adolf Hitler summons Czech President Emil Hácha to a meeting in Berlin and informs him of the impending attack by Germany; Hácha suffers a heart attack and later capitulates