Hans Modrow

German politician (1928–2023)

Hans Modrow (German pronunciation: [ˈhans ˈmoːdʁo]; 27 January 1928 – 10 February 2023) was a German politician. He was best known as the last communist premier of East Germany. He was the honorary Chairman of the Left Party.[1] After the German reunification, Modrow served as a member of the European Parliament (1999–2004)[2] and of the Bundestag.

Hans Modrow
Member of the European Parliament
In office
20 July 1999 – 19 July 2004
Member of the Bundestag
In office
3 October 1990 – 1994
Prime Minister of East Germany
In office
18 November 1989 – 12 April 1990
PresidentEgon Krenz
Manfred Gerlach
Sabine Bergmann-Pohl (acting)
DeputyLothar de Maizière
Christa Luft
Peter Moreth
Preceded byWilli Stoph
Succeeded byLothar de Maizière
Personal details
Born(1928-01-27)27 January 1928
Jasenitz, Province of Pomerania, Weimar Republic
(now Jasienica, Poland)
Died10 February 2023(2023-02-10) (aged 95)
Berlin, Germany
Political partyThe Left
Other political
Socialist Unity Party of Germany
Party of Democratic Socialism
Spouse(s)Annemarie Straubing (d. 2003)
Children2 daughters

References change

  1. "West German Secret Service Opens GDR Files". Der Spiegel. Retrieved 18 February 2010.
  2. "Hans Modrow". European Parliament MEPs. European Parliament. Retrieved 3 May 2015.