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Modrow, Hans 

A Dictionary of Political Biography

(b. Jasenitz, 27 Jan. 1928)German; head of government of the German Democratic Republic Nov. 1989–Mar. 1990 Modrow completed an apprenticeship as a mechanic before military service in the Wehrmacht. Taken prisoner by the Soviets he was sent to an anti-Fascist indoctrination camp. He owed his early success to his work in the Free German Youth (FDJ) and to his contacts with the Soviets.... ...

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