Kurt Bürger
Kurt Bürger (August 27, 1894 in Karlsruhe, Baden as Karl Ganz – July 28, 1951 in Schwerin) was a German politician. From 1912 to 1918, he was a representative of the Social Democratic Party. In 1919...
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Karl Gass
Karl Gass (2 February 1917, Mannheim, Grand Duchy of Baden – 29 January 2009) was a German documentary filmmaker. With over 120 films, he was among the most productive documentary directors of t...
Helene Weigel
Helene Weigel (12 May 1900 – 6 May 1971) was a distinguished German actress and artistic director. She was the second wife of Bertolt Brecht and married to him from 1930 until his death in 1956....
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Hans Kahle
Hans Kahle (1899–1947) was a German journalist, anti-fascist, and head of the national police in Mecklenburg.
Kahle grew up the son of a senior official. He attended high school and then at the i...
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Gerhart Eisler
Gerhart Eisler (20 February 1897 – 21 March 1968) was a German politician. Along with his sister Ruth Fischer, he was a very early member of the Austrian German Communist Party (KPDÖ) and then a promi...
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Ernst Busch (actor)
Friedrich Wilhelm Ernst Busch (January 22, 1900 – June 8, 1980) was a German singer and actor.Busch first rose to prominence as an interpreter of political songs, particularly those of Kurt Tucholsky,...
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Gustav Sobottka
Gustav Sobottka (July 12, 1886 – March 6, 1953) was a German politician in East Germany. He was a member of the Communist Party and was in exile during the Nazi era. He returned to Germany in 1945 as ...
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Friedrich Schlotterbeck
Albert Friedrich Schlotterbeck (January 9, 1909 – April 7, 1979) was a German author who wrote prose fiction, plays, and radio plays, and was a local leader of the German Resistance during World War I...
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Karl Schröder (KAPD)
Karl Schröder (November 13, 1884 in Polzin – April 6, 1950 in Berlin) was a communist politician and writer.
Schröder was the son of a teacher. He went to Berlin where he studied philosophy,...
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Bruno Apitz
Bruno Apitz (28 April 1900 – 7 April 1979) was a German writer.Apitz was born in Leipzig as the twelfth child of a washer woman. He attended school until he was fourteen, then started training as a pr...
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Theodor Hoffmann (admiral)
Theodor Hoffmann (born February 27, 1935 in Gustävel, Mecklenburg, Germany) is a former East German Admiral who served as the head of the People's Navy (Volksmarine) and as the last Minister of Nation...
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Günter Reisch
Günter Reisch (24 November 1927 – 24 February 2014) was a German film director and screenwriter. He served in the German Army during the last stage of World War II. On 20 April 1944 he became a member...
Lilly Becher
Lilly Becher (née Korpus, 27 January 1901, Nuremberg, Middle Franconia – 20 September 1978, Berlin) was a German writer, journalist, and communist activist.Noted as one of the first anti-Nazi writer...
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Friedrich Dickel
Friedrich Dickel (9 December 1913 – 23 October 1993) was a German politician, who served as the interior minister of East Germany for nearly twenty-six years.
Dickel was born on 9 December 1...
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Werner Grossmann
Werner Großmann (born 6 March 1929) is an East German former deputy leader of the Ministry for State Security (Stasi).Born in Oberebenheit in Saxony, Grossman started his career as a bricklayer, but i...
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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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Wilhelm Höcker
Wilhelm Höcker (born June 29, 1886 in Holzendorf, Mecklenburg-Schwerin; d. November 15, 1955 in Güstrow) was a German politician (SPD, SED) and former Minister-President of Mecklenburg.Höcker was the ...
Harry Tisch
Harry Tisch (March 28, 1927, Heinrichswalde — June 18, 1995) was the head of the Free German Trade Union Federation between 1975 and 1989.
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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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Johannes R. Becher
Johannes Robert Becher (May 22, 1891 in Munich – October 11, 1958 in East Berlin) was a German politician, novelist, and poet. He was affiliated with the Communist Party of Germany (KPD) before World ...
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Bruno Beater
Bruno Beater (5 February 1914 – 9 April 1982) was an East German intelligence officer and politician. He served as First Deputy Minister of State Security in the administrations of Wal...
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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...
Ibrahim Böhme
Ibrahim Böhme (November 18, 1944, Bad Dürrenberg, Province of Saxony – November 22, 1999) was a politician for a short period of time after the collapse of the communist regime in the German Democrati...
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Felix Scheffler
Felix Scheffler (February 9, 1915 in Hamburg, Germany – March 13, 1986 Rostock, Germany), was a World War II Wehrmacht veteran, Konteradmiral, and first Chief of the East German People's Navy (Volksma...
Kurt Stern
Kurt Stern (1907, Berlin – 1989) was a screenwriter who worked for Deutsche Film-Aktiengesellschaft (DEFA) in East Germany. He worked in partnership with his wife Jeanne (née Machin). In 1953, togethe...
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Otto Winzer
Otto Winzer (3 April 1902 - 3 March 1975) was an East German diplomat who served as East Germany's Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1965 to 1975.
Winzer was born in Berlin in 1902. He was a son of...
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Klaus Gysi
Klaus Gysi (March 3, 1912 – March 6, 1999) was journalist and publisher and a member of the French Resistance against the Nazis. After World War II, he became a politician in the German Democratic Rep...
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Karl-Eduard von Schnitzler
Karl-Eduard von Schnitzler (April 28, 1918 – September 20, 2001) was an East German journalist and host of the television show Der schwarze Kanal (German: The Black Channel) from March 21, 1960 to...
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Lothar Bisky
Lothar Bisky (17 August 1941 – 13 August 2013) was a German politician. He was the chairman of the Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS), the successor of East Germany's Socialist Unity Party (SED). In...
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