Ernst Thaelmann

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Who was Ernst Thaelmann?

Ernst Thaelmann

Ernst Thaelmann (1886 - 1944) was a member of the German communist party (KPD) since 1920. He occupied increasingly important political positions with the party, from parliamentary representative to head of the KPD in the Weimar Republic. He also was a candidate for president. In 1933, he was arrested by the Nazis. He died at Buchenwald concentration camp in 1944.



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