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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Rudi Mittig
Rudi Mittig born 26 January 1925 in Liberec (Reichenberg), Czechoslovakia, died 28 August 1994 in Berlin, Germany.
Mittig served as Deputy Minister of the Stasi from 1975 to 1989 under Erich Mielk...
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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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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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 ...
Erich Wiesner
Erich Wiesner (17 April 1897 – 16 October 1968) was a German communist Politician and last German Mayor of Stettin (today Szczecin).
Wiesner was born in Weimar and worked as a bookprinter, h...
Fritz Cremer
Fritz Cremer (1906, Arnsberg, Westphalia - 1993) was a German sculptor of catholic extraction who turned to communism in the 1920s. Originally a stone-cutter, he studied at Berlin and got a government...
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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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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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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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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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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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Rudolf Bamler
Rudolf Bamler (6 May 1896 in Osterburg (Altmark), Province of Saxony - 13 March 1972 in Groß Glienicke) was a German Wehrmacht leader before and during the Second World War. Although Bamler was a memb...
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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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Stefan Doernberg
Stefan Doernberg (21 June 1924 – 3 May 2010) was a writer, secondary school teacher and Researcher of Contemporary History as well as the final director of International Relations Institute for the Ac...
Kurt Hager
Kurt Hager (24 July 1912 – 18 September 1998) was an East German statesman, a member of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany who was known as the chief ideologist of the party and decided many c...
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Fritz Diez
Not to be confused with the West German industrialist Fritz Dietz. Fritz Diez (27 February 1901 – 19 October 1979) was a German actor, producer, director and theater manager.
Diez's mother was a s...
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Lotte Ulbricht
Lotte Ulbricht (19 April 1903 – 27 March 2002) was a Socialist Unity Party of Germany official and the second wife of the East German leader Walter Ulbricht.Charlotte Kühn was born the younger of tw...
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