Leadership of East Germany
The political leadership of East Germany was in the hands of several offices.Prior the proclamation of an East German state, the Soviets established in 1948 the German Economic Commission (DWK) as a d...
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Egon Krenz
Egon Krenz (born 19 March 1937) is a former politician from the German Democratic Republic (East Germany), who was its last communist head of state. He succeeded Erich Honecker as leader of the ruling...
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Sabine Bergmann-Pohl
Sabine Bergmann-Pohl née Schulz (born 20 April 1946 in Eisenach, Thuringia) is a German doctor and politician. A member of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU), she was president of the Peo...
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Willi Stoph
Willi Stoph ([ˈvɪli ˈʃtoːf]; 9 July 1914 – 13 April 1999) was an East German politician. He served as Prime Minister (Chairman of the Council of Ministers) of the German Democratic Republic (Eas...
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Wilhelm Pieck
Friedrich Wilhelm Reinhold Pieck ([ˈvɪlhɛlm ˈpiːk]; 3 January 1876 – 7 September 1960) was a German politician and a Communist. In 1949, he became the first President of the German Democratic Re...
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Heinrich Rau
Heinrich Gottlob "Heiner" Rau (2 April 1899 – 23 March 1961) was a German communist politician during the time of the Weimar Republic; subsequently, during the Spanish Civil War, he was a leading memb...
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Walter Ulbricht
Walter Ulbricht (30 June 1893 – 1 August 1973) was a German communist politician. He played a leading role in the creation of the Weimar-era Communist Party of Germany (KPD) and later ...
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Horst Sindermann
Horst Sindermann ([ˈhɔʁst ˈzɪndɐman]; 5 September 1915 – 20 April 1990) was a Communist German politician and one of the leaders of East Germany.
Sindermann was born in Dresden as the son of...
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Hans Modrow
Hans Modrow ([ˈhans ˈmoːdʁo]; born 27 January 1928) is a German politician, best known as the last communist premier of East Germany. He currently is the honorary Chairman of the Left Party.Modrow was...
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Wilhelm Külz
Wilhelm Külz (18 February 1875, Borna, Kingdom of Saxony – 10 April 1948, Berlin) was a German politician (DDP, LDPD). In 1926 he was interior minister of the Weimar Republic. After 1945 he took activ...
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Friedrich Ebert (junior)
Friedrich "Fritz" Ebert, Jr. (12 September 1894 – 4 December 1979) was a German politician and East German communist official, the son of Germany's first President Friedrich Ebert.He was origina...
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Johannes Dieckmann
Johannes Dieckmann (19 January 1893, Fischerhude, near Province of Hanover – 22 February 1969, Berlin) held the office of State President of East Germany on an acting basis in 1949 and again in 1960.D...
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Günther Maleuda
Günther Maleuda (20 January 1931 – 18 July 2012) was an East German politician. From 13 November 1989 to March 1990 he was the President of the People's Chamber (East German Parliament).
He w...
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Günter Schabowski
Günter Schabowski (born 4 January 1929) is a former official of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED), the ruling party during most of the existence of the German Democratic Republic. Schabowski...
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Erich Honecker
Erich Honecker ([ˈeːʁɪç ˈhɔnɛkɐ]; 25 August 1912 – 29 May 1994) was a German politician who, as the General Secretary of the Socialist Unity Party, led the German Democratic Republic from 1971 until t...
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Lothar de Maizière
Lothar de Maizière ([də mɛˈzi̯ɛːɐ̯]; born 2 March 1940) is a German Christian Democratic politician. In 1990, he served as the only democratically elected prime minister of the German Democratic Repu...
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Manfred Gerlach
Manfred Gerlach (8 May 1928 – 17 October 2011) was a German jurist and politician (LDPD). He served as Chairman of the Council of State and was thus head of state of East Germany from 6 December...
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Otto Grotewohl
Otto Grotewohl ([ˈɔtoː ˈɡʁoːtəvoːl]; 11 March 1894 – 23 September 1964) was a German politician and the first prime minister of the German Democratic Republic from 1949 until his death in 1964.
Gr...
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