Hans Modrow

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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

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.

References[change | change source]

  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.