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Hans Modrow

(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 ...

Modrow, Hans

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (6 ed.)

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...Modrow, Hans (b. Jasenitz, Germany (now Jasienica, Poland) , 27 Jan. 1928 ) 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. Modrow headed the government of the GDR at the critical time between the end of the dominance of the Socialist Unity Party...

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A Dictionary of Political Biography (2 ed.)

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..., Hans (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. Modrow headed the government of the GDR at the critical time between the end of the dominance of the Socialist Unity Party (SED), 18 November 1989 , and...

Hans Modrow

Hans Modrow  

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(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. ...
Deutsche Demokratische Republik

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The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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...PDS (initially SED-PDS, Partei des demokratischen Sozialismus). Hans Modrow , since November 1989 president of the Council of Ministers, was elected Prime Minister (Ministerpräsident), and in his new government (‘Regierung der nationalen Verantwortung’) all political groups (Bürgerrechtsgruppen) were represented. The first free elections were held on 18 March 1990 ; by now the plans for the eventual unification of Germany, initiated by Chancellor Kohl , had won the support of Modrow. Against this background, the CDU won 40.6% of all votes, the SPD...

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (6 ed.)

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...Friedrich Ebert 1919–25 Paul von Hindenburg 1925–34 Leader of the Third Reich Adolf Hitler 1933–45 German Democratic Republic (East Germany) communist party leaders : Wilhelm Pieck 1949–50 Walter Ulbricht 1950–71 Erich Honecker 1971–89 Egon Krenz 1989 prime ministers : Hans Modrow 1989–90 Lothar de Maizière 1990 Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) chancellors : Konrad Adenauer 1949–63 Ludwig Erhard 1963–6 Kurt Kiesinger 1966–9 Willy Brandt 1969–74 Helmut Schmidt 1974–82 Helmut Kohl 1982–98 Gerhard Schröder 1998–2005 Angela Merkel 2005–  The Third...

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