Reinhard Heydrich

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Person.png Reinhard Heydrich   WikiquoteRdf-icon.png
Born Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich
Halle an der Saale, German Empire
Died 1942-06-04 (Age 38)
Prague-Liben, Protectorate Bohemia and Moravia, (now Prague, Czech Republic
Children 4
Relatives Heinz Heydrich
Spouse Lina von Osten
Party National Socialist German Workers Party,  (NSDAP)

Employment.png Director of the Reich Main Security Office

In office
27 September 1939 - 4 June 1942
Succeeded by Heinrich Himmler

Employment.png Director of the Gestapo

In office
22 April 1934 - 27 September 1939

Reinhard Heydrich founded the Sicherheitsdienst, an intelligence agency charged with seeking out and neutralising resistance to the Nazi Party via illegal detention, kidnapping, and assassinations.


Heydrich died of his injuries, a week after an attack on him by the OSS.