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Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich was a high-ranking German Nazi official in the Greater Nazi Reich and one of the main architects of the Holocaust.

Biography

Early Life

He was an SS-Oberstgruppenführer and General der Polizei (Senior Group Leader and General of Police) as well as chief of the Reich Main Security Office. He was also Stellvertretender Reichsprotektor (Deputy/Acting Reich-Protector) of Bohemia and Moravia and President of the ICPC and Reichsprotektor of all occupied territories, and assisted Arthuur Seyss-Inquart in crushing the rebellion in Africa with appalling massacres.

Season One

During the cold war with Japan, Heydrich planned an assassination on the Japanese crown prince in order to cause a war with Japan. When Rudolph Wegener was arrested by Obergruppenführer John Smith for giving German military secrets to the Japanese, Heydrich personally traveled to America to have Wegener transferred to his control. He had also planned to have Wegener kill Hitler in order to have the war. However John Smith had found out, and warned Hitler of Heydrich's plan. While hunting with Smith, he tried to gain Smith's support, however Smith refused. When he was expecting a phone call from Wegener, he actually got a call from Hitler and was immediately arrested by Smith seconds later.

Season Two

While Hitler is on his death bed, Smith misleads a imprisoned Heydrich into thinking Germany and Japan are already at war, leading Heydrich to confirm what Smith has suspected: a conspiracy to create a pretext for war with the Japanese exists among the Nazi ranks. Smith executes Heydrich, but not before learning he is not the mastermind behind the rush to war.

Appearance & Personality

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Relationships

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Appearances

Season One
"The New World"
Absent
"Sunrise"
Absent
"The Illustrated Woman"
Absent
"Revelations"
Absent
"The New Normal"
Absent
"Three Monkeys"
Appears
"Truth"
Absent
"End of the World"
Appears
"Kindness"
Appears
"A Way Out"
Appears
Season Two
"The Tiger's Cave"
Absent
"The Road Less Traveled"
Absent
"Travelers"
Absent
"Escalation"
Absent
"Duck and Cover"
Absent
"Kintsugi"
Absent
"Land O' Smiles"
Absent
"Loose Lips"
Appears
"Detonation"
Absent
"Fallout"
Absent

Gallery

Notes & Trivia

  • In the original timeline, Heydrich joined the SS in 1931, and he quickly gained Himmler's trust. Though he had no previous intelligence experience, he was tasked with creating the SS intel department, the SD. He is considered to have been one of the most ruthless and feared men in the Nazi regime.
  • Also in the original timeline, his highest rank was Obergruppenf'ührer, but in the show, he managed to achieve the rank of Oberstgruppenführer, which is 1 rank higher than his actual rank that he held.
  • He became the Protector of Bohemia and Moravia after the annexation of the Sudetenland (Czechoslovakia). In that role, he earned the names "Hitler's Hangman" and "The Butcher of Prague" for his brutality.
  • He played a key role in the Final Solution and the mass murder of millions of people.
  • He was assassinated in 1942 by Czech resistance forces in Prague. Himmler's gave his eulogy in Berlin at a state funeral in the Reich Chancellery. Hitler was also in attendance and placed Heydrich's medals on his funeral pillow.
  • Thousands of Czech men, women, and children were murdered in the wake of his death.

References

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