Occupation of Czechoslovakia by Nazi Germany

  • The Nazi German Occupation of Czechoslovakia started on the 15th of March 1939 when German troops entered the region of Bohemia and Moravia, having already had the Sudetenland thanks to the Munich Agreement.The region of Bohemia and Moravia was annexed into the German reich and a puppet government was established under rule of Konstantin von Neurath, who was later replaced by Reihard Heinrich as he was seen to soft on the Czechs. The Czech government in exile sent two paratroopers to assasinate the Reichprotektor, Reinhard Heinrich. The operation was code named Operation Anthropoid.The assasines were equipped with a Sten gun and a Impact grenade. The two paratroopers were Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš they planned on assasinating him when he was in his car on a road where the car had to slow down. When they reached the road, Jozef Gabčík, equipped with the Sten gun, opened fire, but the the Sten gun jammed, so Kubiš threw his grenade which seriously wounded the Reichsprotektor. it is said that Heinrich refused help of a Jewish doctor. He died a few days later. The ocuppation ended when the Soviet troops entered Prague and liberated the rest of the Republic.