Gerhard Pohl

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Gerhard Pohl
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1990-0419-036, Berlin, Gespräch Gerhard Pohl, Helmut Haussmann.jpg
Gerhard Pohl (left), along with Franz Bertele (center) and Helmut Haussmann (right), in April 1990
Minister for Economics of the German Democratic Republic
In office
12 April 1990 – 16 August 1990
Preceded by Christa Luft
Succeeded by Helmut Haussmann (after German reunification)
Personal details
Born (1937-08-16)16 August 1937
Guben, Brandenburg
Died 30 May 2012(2012-05-30) (aged 74)
Nationality East German
Political party CDU (East Germany)
Alma mater Dresden University of Technology
Profession Engineering economist

Gerhard Pohl (16 August 1937 – 30 May 2012) was a German politician and a member of the East German CDU.[1] He served as Minister of Economics from April to August 1990, in the cabinet of Lothar de Maizière.[2]



Pohl held a Diplom in Engineering economics from the Dresden University of Technology. He was a member of the East German People's Chamber from 1981 to 1990.


Pohl died on May 30, 2012 after drowning near his home of East Germany.