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 Reinhard Heydrich

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Original Name
Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich
Birth
Halle (Saale), Stadtkreis Halle (Saale), Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Death
4 Jun 1942 (aged 38)
Prague, Okres Praha, Prague Capital City, Czech Republic
Burial
Berlin-Mitte, Mitte, Berlin, Germany
Plot
Unmarked
Memorial ID
11953 View Source

Military Figure. He was a Nazi SS General during World War II. He was the leader of the Reich Security Office (RSHA), which was an umbrella organization including the Gestapo or the criminal police and the internal Security Service. Heydrich was one of the main authors of the Nazi "Final Solution" and Holocaust against the Jews. Often called the "Blond Beast," he was ruthless in his persecution. Born Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich, his well-to-do parents were musically inclined but lost everything after World War I. At that point, he joined the Navy for financial security but was discharge for conduct not worthy of an officer after he was found guilty of breach of contract to marry. The next day, he joined the Nazi Party. He is credited with the founding head of the Sicherheitsdienst or the SS, an intelligence organization charged with seeking out and neutralizing resistance to the Nazi Party via arrests, deportations, and murders. His car was attacked and bombed by Free Czech agents in Prague on May 27, 1942, receiving chest wounds and a ruptured spleen. He had emergency surgery and appeared to be recuperating, when on June the 3rd, he slipped into a coma and never regained consciousness. He died the next day of a mass infection. This action brought down massive reprisals and executions by the Nazis. Heydrich was buried with military honors in the Invaliden Cemetery in Berlin, but his grave marker was destroyed by the Soviets after the war. He was married and the couple had four children. The youngest child, a daughter, was born shortly after his death. The next year, he oldest, a son, was killed in a car accident at age ten. Although sources claim his grave is in Section C of the cemetery, in 2019 the BBC and another source state the site was in Section A, which ever, it is unmarked.

Military Figure. He was a Nazi SS General during World War II. He was the leader of the Reich Security Office (RSHA), which was an umbrella organization including the Gestapo or the criminal police and the internal Security Service. Heydrich was one of the main authors of the Nazi "Final Solution" and Holocaust against the Jews. Often called the "Blond Beast," he was ruthless in his persecution. Born Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich, his well-to-do parents were musically inclined but lost everything after World War I. At that point, he joined the Navy for financial security but was discharge for conduct not worthy of an officer after he was found guilty of breach of contract to marry. The next day, he joined the Nazi Party. He is credited with the founding head of the Sicherheitsdienst or the SS, an intelligence organization charged with seeking out and neutralizing resistance to the Nazi Party via arrests, deportations, and murders. His car was attacked and bombed by Free Czech agents in Prague on May 27, 1942, receiving chest wounds and a ruptured spleen. He had emergency surgery and appeared to be recuperating, when on June the 3rd, he slipped into a coma and never regained consciousness. He died the next day of a mass infection. This action brought down massive reprisals and executions by the Nazis. Heydrich was buried with military honors in the Invaliden Cemetery in Berlin, but his grave marker was destroyed by the Soviets after the war. He was married and the couple had four children. The youngest child, a daughter, was born shortly after his death. The next year, he oldest, a son, was killed in a car accident at age ten. Although sources claim his grave is in Section C of the cemetery, in 2019 the BBC and another source state the site was in Section A, which ever, it is unmarked.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 28 Aug 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 11953
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/11953/reinhard-heydrich: accessed ), memorial page for Reinhard Heydrich (7 Mar 1904–4 Jun 1942), Find a Grave Memorial ID 11953, citing Invalidenfriedhof, Berlin-Mitte, Mitte, Berlin, Germany; Maintained by Find a Grave .