Four Diplomatic Cables on the Eve of the Munich Agreement
On 3 December 1945, the prosecution presented to the Tribunal a package of the Reich’s official documents which proved that the uprising in Czechoslovakia’s Sudeten region had been organised directly from Berlin. In September 1938, Nazi militants among the Sudeten Germans assaulted police stations and customs offices and murdered civil servants. The Czechoslovak authorities firmly suppressed the insurgencies, with many of the culprits being detained. Despite this, as a result of the British-French “policies of appeasement”, on 30 September, in Munich, the Munich Agreement (Munich Betrayal) was signed, whereby the Sudeten region was to come under German rule.