Erich Böhme

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Erich Böhme (1985)

Erich Böhme (February 8, 1930 – November 27, 2009) was a German journalist and television host. He served as editor-in-chief of Der Spiegel from 1973 to 1989. In 1990 he took over as host of Talk im Turm, a weekly talk show on Sat.1.

Born in Frankfurt am Main, Böhme earned his Diplom in economics from the Goethe University Frankfurt. In 1958 he joined Der Spiegel as business correspondent, and in 1973 became editor-in-chief. Under his guidance, Der Spiegel uncovered a number of German political scandals, including the Flick affair and the Barschel affair.

Böhme died in Bad Saarow on November 27, 2009 from cancer.[1] His second wife was Monica Vogelgsang († 1990), his third wife was fashion designer Daniela Vogelgsang. Since August 2004 Angelika Unterlauf was his fourth wife.


  1. ^ "Erich Böhme ist tot", Der Spiegel, November 28, 2009 

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