First posted on December 5th 2002, last revised on November 16th 2004






External Links : Biographies related to GDR History

For links on general biographical sources, go to Biographies Main Page

Biografien in Netz
Biografien, from Chronik der Wende, posted by ARD/ORF, in German
Politiker der DDR, from 50 Jahre BRD, in German, 5 biographies
Personen, from DDR Suche, in German; links to 60 biographies
World Statesmen : GDR, by Ben Cahoon; not biographies, prime ministers etc.
Leaders of the GDR, from ZPC; World Rulers : GDR, by Enno Schulz, illustrated; Rulers : Germany, scroll down for GDR, by B. Schemmel
A list of those who died trying to flee East Berlin, from ateo
Printed Reference : Biographies related to GDR History



Soviet Zone of Occupation, 1945-1949 ..... go to narrative history of East Germany 1945-1949


GDR, 1949-1969 ..... go to narrative history of East Germany Domestic Policy, 1949-1969; Foreign Policy, 1949-1969; Economy, 1949-1969

Ardenne, Manfred Baron von, 1907-1997, physicist
... from DHM, in German, illustrated timeline, 67 lines
Becher, Johannes Robert, 1891-1958, writer; wrote GDR national anthem
... from DHM, in German, illustrated timeline, 64 lines
Bloch, Ernst, 1885-1977, philosopher
... from DHM, in German, 78 lines
Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956, writer
... from DHM, in German, 86 lines, timeline, illustrated
... from Books and Writers, in English, 130 lines, bibliography
Fechter, Peter, 1944-1962, iron curtain victim
... from Deutsche Geschichte - Das Jahrtausend, in German, illustrated
... from ateo, in English, illustrated
Grotewohl, Otto, 1894-1964, GDR prime minister 1949-1964
... from Politiker der DDR, in German, 12 lines
Havemann, Robert, 1910-1982, regime critic
... from DHM, in German, illustrated timeline, 83 lines
Heym, Stefan, 1913-2001, writer
... from DHM, in German, illustrated timeline, 97 lines
Johnson, Uwe, 1934-1984, writer
... DHM, in German, illustrated timeline, 48 lines
Knef, Hildegard, 1925-, singer, actor, writer
... from DHM, in German, illustrated, detailed
Leonhard, Wolfgang, regime critic
... recension from utopie1.de, in German
Pieck, Wilhelm, 1876-1960, GDR state president 1949-1960
... from Politiker der DDR, in German, 6 lines
Seghers, Anna, 1900-1983, writer
... from DHM, in German, illustrated timeline, 64 lines
... from Books and Writers, in English, 99 lines, bibliography
Staudte, Wolfgang, 1906-1984, film director
... from DHM, in German, extensive
... from filmref.com, in English, illustrated
Ulbricht, Walter, 1893-1973, GDR state council president 1960-1973
... from Politiker der DDR, in German, 18 lines
... from infoplease, in English, 9 lines
Weigel, Helene, 1900-1971, actress
... from DHM, in German, timeline, 32 lines, illustrated
Wolf, Christa, 1929-, writer
... from DHM, 43 lines, in German, illustrated

GDR, 1969-1990 ..... go to narrative history of East Germany Foreign Policy, 1969-1989 Domestic Policy, 1969-1989; . Economy, 1969-1989

Biermann, Wolf, 1936-, regime critic
... from DHM, in German, illudstrated timeline, 53 lines
Drechsler, Heike, 1964-, athlete
... Heike Drechsler Fanpage, in German, lots of links
Guillaume, Guenther, 1927-1995, GDR spy
... from DHM, in German, illustrated timeline, 45 lines
Honecker, Erich, 1912-1994, GDR state council president 1973-1989
... from Politiker der DDR, in German, 24 lines
... from infoplease, in English, 13 lines
Kant, Hermann, 1926-, writer
... from DHM, in German, illustrated timeline, 57 lines
Krenz, Egon, 1937-, GDR state council president 1989-1989
... from Politiker der DDR, in German, 9 lines
Maiziere, Lothar de, 1940-, GDR statesman
... from Chronik der Wende, in German, illustrated, 21 lines
Masur, Kurt, 1927-, conductor
... from Bach Cantatas, in English, illustrated
Mielke, Erich, 1907-2000, head of ministry of state security
... from DHM, in German, timeline, 80 lines, illustrated
Mittag, Guenter, 1926-1994, GDR statesman
... from Chronik der Wende, in German, illustrated, 22 lines
Modrow, Hans, 1928-, GDR statesman
... from DHM, in German, timeline, 56 lines, illustrated
Müller, Heiner, 1929-1995
... from DHM, in German, timeline, 80 lines, illustrated
Otto, Kristin, 1966-, swimmer, 6-time gold medallist at the Olympic Games, Seoul 1988
... interview, from Univ. Leipzig, in German, illustrated
Schabowski, Guenter, 1929-, GDR statesman
... from DHM, in German, timeline, 53 lines
Schalck-Golodkowski, Alexander, 1932-, GDR statesman
... from DHM, in German, timeline, 81 lines, illustrated
Stoph, Willi, 1914-1999, GDR statesman
... from DHM, in German, illustrated timeline, 87 lines
Witt, Katarina, 1965-, figure skater
... from Katarina Witt Fan Page, in German
Wolf, Markus, 1929-, head of GDR secret service
... from DHM, in German, illustrated, 70 lines








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