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Emanuel Moravec (1893–1945) was a Czech army officer and writer who collaborated with Nazi Germany as the minister of education of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia between 1942 and 1945. He was also chair of the Board of Trustees for the Education of Youth, a fascist youth organisation in the protectorate. In World War I, Moravec served in the Austro-Hungarian Army, but following capture by the Russians he changed sides, first joining Russian-backed Serbian forces and then the Czechoslovak Legion. During the interwar period he commanded an infantry battalion in the Czechoslovak Army. As a proponent of democracy during the 1930s, Moravec appealed for armed action against Germany and scorned German demands for the Sudetenland, but after their occupation of the rump Czechoslovakia, he became an enthusiastic collaborator, realigning his political worldview towards fascism. He killed himself in the final days of World War II. (Full article...)