|born on||27 July 1892 at 22:30 (= 10:30 PM )|
|Place||Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21|
|Timezone||LMT m13e21 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||05°14' 22°04 Asc. 02°03'|
German politician who served as Minister of Justice of East Germany from 1949 to 1953 (aged 57-61). In an interview in Neues Deutschland, the official party newspaper of East Germany, on 30 June 1953, he voiced his opposition to the prosecution of workers who had taken part in the 17 June strike. Consequently, he was denounced as an "enemy of the state and the party", lost his ministerial charge, and was arrested. After a two-year-long detention without charge in the Stasi headquarters at Hohenschönhausen, he was sentenced to eight years of prison by the Supreme Court. He was however released on 24 June 1956, and two days later amnestied. He died, aged 81, in Schöneiche, Brandenburg on 13 September 1973.
Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin City Archives.
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 81)
- Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (SPD/ SED)
- Vocation : Politics : Postal service (Minister of Justice of East Germany, 1949-1953)