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Otto Grotewohl (1894-1964)

"Otto Grotewohl (German pronunciation: [ˈʔɔto ˈɡʁoːtəvoːl]; 11 March 1894 – 21 September 1964) was a German politician who served as the first prime minister of the German Democratic Republic (GDR or East Germany) from 1949 to 1964.

Grotewohl was a Social Democratic Party (SPD) politician in the Free State of Brunswick during the Weimar Republic and leader of the party branch in the Soviet Occupation Zone after World War II. Grotewohl led the SPD´s merger with the Communist Party (KPD) to form the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED) in 1946 and served as co-chairman of the party with KPD leader Wilhelm Pieck until 1950. Grotewohl became the Chairman of the Council of Ministers after the establishment of the GDR in 1949, and served as the de facto head of government under First Secretary Walter Ulbricht until his death in 1964." - ( 30.01.2020)

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Mentioned Otto Grotewohl (1894-1964)
Was depicted (Actor) Alois Pisnik (1911-2004)

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