Alexander Abusch

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Alexander Abusch (1966).

Alexander Abusch (14 February 1902, Nuremberg [1] - 27 January 1982, East Berlin). According to another source, Abusch was born in a Jewish family in Cracow.[2] He was a German journalist, non-fiction writer, and politician. Abusch joined the Communist Party of Germany (KPD) in 1918. He was editor of several KPD publications. In 1937, he became part of the exiled KPD leadership in Paris, later in Toulouse. In 1941, he moved to Mexico, where he became a member of the Free Germany Movement. Between 1948 to 1950 he was part of the party leadership of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany. Between 1958 and 1961 he served as Minister of Culture of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany).[3]


  1. ^ Cross-Section: Anthology of the PEN Centre German Democratic Republic Edition Leipzeg, 1970. p. 18.
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  3. ^ "Abusch, Alexander (1902-1982)". Das Bundesarchiv (German Federal Archives). 2004-2005. Retrieved 16 October 2009.