Heinz Neumann
Heinz Neumann (6 July 1902 – 26 November 1937) was a German politician from the Communist Party (KPD) and a journalist. He was a member of the Comintern, editor in chief of the party newspaper Die Rot...
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Alfred Neumann (East Germany)
Alfred "Ali" Neumann (15 December 1909 – 8 January 2001) was a member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany, and for a short time, he was East German Minis...
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Martin Hoop
Martin Hoop (born Carl Martin Hoop April 14, 1892 in Lägerdorf, District of Steinburg, Schleswig-Holstein; died May 11, 1933 in Zwickau) was a district leader in the Communist Party of Germany in Saxo...
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Kurt Maetzig
Kurt Maetzig (25 January 1911 – 8 August 2012) was a German film director who had a significant effect on the film industry in East Germany. He was one of the most respected filmmakers of the GDR...
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Slatan Dudow
Slatan Theodor Dudow (Bulgarian: Златан Дудов, Zlatan Dudov) (30 January 1903 - 12 July 1963) was a Bulgarian born film director and screenwriter who made a number of films during the Weimar Repub...
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Emil Carlebach
Emil Carlebach (10 July 1914, Frankfurt, Hesse-Nassau - 9 April 2001) was a Hessian Landtag member, a writer, and a journalist. He was born and died in Frankfurt am Main.
Emil Carlebach was descen...
Max Reimann
Max Reimann (31 October 1898 – 18 January 1977) was a German communist Politician and member of the German Bundestag.
Reimann was born in Elbing (Elbląg), West Prussia (today Poland). He worked as...
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Klaus Fuchs
Emil Julius Klaus Fuchs (29 December 1911 – 28 January 1988) was a German-born British theoretical physicist and atomic spy who in 1950 was convicted of supplying information from the American, B...
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Rudolf Schlichter
Rudolf Schlichter (or Rudolph Schlichter) (December 6, 1890 – May 3, 1955) was a German artist and one of the most important representatives of the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) movement.Schlich...
Gustav von Wangenheim
Gustav von Wangenheim (February 18, 1895 – August 5, 1975) was a German actor, screenwriter and director.
Wangenheim was born Ingo Clemens Gustav Adolf Freiherr von Wangenheim in Wiesbaden, ...
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Richard Löwenthal
Richard Löwenthal (April 15, 1908 – August 9, 1991) was a Jewish German journalist and professor who wrote mostly on the problems of democracy, communism, and world politics.
Löwenthal was born i...
Willi Bredel
Willi Bredel (2 May 1901 – 27 October 1964) was a German writer and president of the Akademie der Künste. Born in Hamburg, he was a pioneer of socialist realist literature.
Soon after the Na...
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Paul Wessel
Paul Wessel (b. 9 April 1904 in Plauen; d. 20 January 1967 in Berlin) was a member of the small secretariat of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany, the commu...
Gerhard Danelius
Gerhard Danelius (April 2, 1913 Berlin-Wilmersdorf – May 18, 1978 Berlin-Buch) was a German communist politician. During the Second World War, he was active in antifascist struggles.He was the chair...
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Fritz Wolffheim
Fritz Wolffheim (30 October 1888 – 17 March 1942) was a German communist politician and writer. He was a leading figure in the National Bolshevism tendency that was briefly influential in Germany afte...
Harry Naujoks
Harry Naujoks (September 18, 1901 - October 20, 1983) was a German anti-fascist and communist and survivor of Sachsenhausen concentration camp.
Naujoks was born in Harburg on the Elbe, today part ...
Anton Grylewicz
Anton Grylewicz (8 January 1885 - 2 August 1971) was a German communist politician.
Grylewicz was born into a working-class family in Berlin, where he finished school and was apprenticed as a lock...
Heinz Hoffmann
Heinz Hoffmann (28 November 1910 – 2 December 1985) was Minister of National Defense in the Council of Ministers of the German Democratic Republic, and since 2 October 1973 Member of the Politburo of ...
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Oskar Fischer (politician)
For the Czech psychiatrist, see Oskar FischerOskar Fischer (born 19 March 1923 in Aš, Czechoslovakia) was an East German politician who served as minister of foreign affairs of the German Democratic R...
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Arkadi Maslow
Arkadi Maslow (Ukrainian: Аркадій Маслов; Russian: Аркадий Маслов), born Isaak Yefimowich Chemerinsky (Ukrainian: Ісаак Юхимович Чемеринський; Russian: Исаак Ефимович Чемеринский) (Mar...
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Walter Wolf (politician)
Walter Wolf (27 February 1907 in Gotha – 2 April 1977 in Potsdam) was a German politician and member of the Communist Party of Germany (KPD).Wolf was the culture minister of Thuringia from 1945 until ...
Adolf Maislinger
Adolf Maislinger (December 9, 1903, Munich – April 26, 1985, Munich) was a member of the German Resistance and was a survivor of Dachau concentration camp.
Maislinger, known as "Adi", came f...
Eduard Fuchs
Eduard Fuchs (31 January 1870 in Göppingen – 26 January 1940 in Paris) was a German Marxist scholar of culture and history, writer, art collector, and political activist.Fuchs' father was a shop...
Eberhard Koebel
Eberhard Koebel (also Eberhard Köbel, tusk; June 22, 1907–August 31, 1955) was a German youth leader, writer, and publisher.Eberhard Koebel was born in Stuttgart on June 22, 1907. From the age ...
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Karl-Günther Heimsoth
Karl-Günther Heimsoth, also known as Karl-Guenter Heimsoth (4 December 1899, Charlottenburg – July 1934, Berlin) was a German physician, polygraph, and politician. Heimsoth was a member of the Nazi P...
Katharina Jacob
Katharina Jacob (March 6, 1907 – August 23, 1989) was a teacher and member of the German Resistance movement against National Socialism. She was married to Franz Jacob, a German Resistance fighter who...
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Max Zimmering
Max Zimmering (16 November 1909 – 15 September 1973), was a German writer.
Max Zimmering was born as a son of a clock maker in Pirna, Saxony. From 1914, he lived with an uncle in Dresden since hi...
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Fritz Lange
Fritz Lange (23 November 1898, Berlin — 16 September 1981) was a Minister for national education in the German Democratic Republic (GDR).
Lange attended the Siemens Oberrealschule in the Berlin su...