Margot Honecker (née Feist; 17 April 1927 – 6 May 2016) was an East German politician. She was a member of the East German communist party and the East German regime until 1989. She was born in Halle, Saxony-Anhalt.
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From 1963 through 1989, she was "Minister of People's Education" (Ministerin für Volksbildung) of the GDR. She was married to Erich Honecker, the dictator of East Germany (1971 – 1989) from 1953 until his death of liver cancer in 1994. She and her husband were exiled in Chile during the 1990s.
References[change | change source]
- "The Exile Factor: Wives of Deposed Dictators". The Independent. 22 January 2011.
- "Margot Honecker, Widow Of East German Dictator, Defends Regime In Shocking Interview". The Huffington Post.
- "Muere en Chile Margot Honecker, la mujer fuerte de la Alemania comunista". 24horas.cl. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2016.