January 3rd 1876 - Wilhelm Pieck is born


January 3rd 1876 is the birthday of Wilhelm Pieck. Pieck, a Communist icon of the German resistance against the Nazi dictatorship, seen here at the founding of the “National Committee Free Germany” in 1944, becomes the first president of the German Democratic Republic in 1949. Confirmed in his office in1953 and 1957, he remains the head of state of the GDR until his death in1960. In his capacity as the primary representative of the government, Pieck met with the “who is who” of the Communist hemisphere, such as the Vietnamese revolutionary leader Ho Tshi Mingh and the leader of the Soviet Communist Party, Nikita Khrushchev.

Länge: 00:00:56 | O-Ton: nein | Farbe: s/w | Jahr: 1876 | Clip-ID: JHT000072E




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