Gerald Götting

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Götting in June 1986.

Gerald Götting (9 June 1923 – 19 May 2015) was a German politician. He was the East German President of the People's Chamber from 12 May 1969 until 29 October 1976.

Götting was born in Nietleben, Province of Saxony, now part of Halle, Saxony-Anhalt. During World War II, he served in the Reichsarbeitsdienst and later in the Wehrmacht. He was briefly held as a prisoner of war by U.S. forces in 1945.

Götting died after a long illness on 19 May 2015 in Berlin, aged 91.[1]

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  1. "Geschichte: Langjähriger Chef der DDR-CDU Gerald Götting tot". Schweriner Volkszeitung (in German). 31 May 2015. Archived from the original on 2 June 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2015.