Sunday, June 24, 2018

Wolfgang Thierse

Wolfgang Thierse (born 22 October 1943) is a German politician (SPD). He served as the 11th President of the Bundestag from 1998 to 2005.
Thierse was born in Breslau (Wrocław in present-day Poland) and grew up in East Germany. In 1975 / 1976 he was employed by the Ministry of Culture of the German Democratic Republic. But when he joined the protests against the expulsion of singer-songwriter and dissident Wolf Biermann from the GDR he lost his job.
Thierse has published several books, especially about the situation in East Germany. In 2003 a CD was published with Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" read by Thierse. The proceeds were for the "Green Berets", a charity that helped young Muslims and Christians to rebuild destroyed areas like Bosnia or Afghanistan.

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