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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.
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- "Geschichte: Langjähriger Chef der DDR-CDU Gerald Götting tot". Schweriner Volkszeitung (in German). 31 May 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2015.