Wilhelm Pieck

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Wilhelm Pieck in 1950
Marshal Chuikov, ambassador USSR, and W.Pieck

Friedrich Wilhelm Reinhold Pieck (3 January 1876 in eastern Guben (today Poland) - 7 September 1960 in Berlin) was a German politician of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany and a late communist. He was joint founder of the SED and from 1949 to his death in 1960 the first and only president of the GDR.