Hubert Egemann

Hubert Egemann (born Karlsgrund, Kreuzburg 29 August 1929: died 25 July 1992) was a German politician. He served the central committee of East Germany's ruling (SED (party) as the Head of two related departments covering (1) Traffic and networks and (2) Transport and Communications.[1][2]

Hubert Egemann
Born29 August 1929
Died25 July 1992
NationalityGerman
OccupationPolitician
Transport & Communications administrator
Political partySED

LifeEdit

Hubert Egemann was born in the Karlsgrund quarter of Kreuzburg in the western part of Upper Silesia, to a working-class family. His education included attendance at senior school. In 1945 the frontier between Poland and Germany moved west and Egemann was one of the millions of Germans obliged to relocate as part of this militarily and politically driven process, ending up in the Soviet occupation zone of Germany which was in the process of becoming the German Democratic Republic (East Germany). In 1946 Egemann relocated to Aschersleben in Saxony-Anhalt and undertook a period of practical work-related training[3] before accepting a job with what was becoming the East German Railway organisation (DDR).[2]

In 1948 he joined the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED / Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands).[1] Between 1950 and 1953 he studied successfully for a diploma in public administration at the Walter Ulbricht German Administration Academy (renamed on more than one occasion)[4] in Forst Zinna,[2] which marked him out as a high-flyer in terms of government service. From 1953/54 he was an Operation Assistant in the Ministry for Railways, also heading up the freight traffic department at the DDR Main Office in Aschersleben.[2]

Between 1954 and 1987, for more than thirty years, Egemann sat as a member on the Central Committee of The Party:[1] from 1958 he was section leader, and from 1960 deputy Department Head, and then from 1962 till 1987 as Chief of the Central Committee departments covering Traffic and networks and Transport and Communications.[2]

PublicationsEdit

  • Die Zusammenarbeit der DDR und der UdSSR im Rahmen des RGW und die Aufgaben des Transportwesens der DDR. In: DDR-Verkehr, Vol 10 (1974), page 401ff.
  • Der Beitrag des Transportwesens zur weiteren Lösung der Hauptaufgabe. In: Einheit, Publication year 33 (1978), Vol 11, pages 1145–1161.
  • Der Einfluß des Transport- und Nachrichtenwesens auf die volkswirtschaftliche Effektivität. Zentralinstitut für sozialistische Wirtschaftsführung at the Central Committee of the SED, Berlin-Rahnsdorf 1978.

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "ZK der SED gratuliert Genossen Hubert Egemann:
    Die herzlichsten Glückwünsche zum 60. Geburtstag empfängt Genosse Hubert Egemann in Berlin. Mehr als dreißig Jahre war er im zentralen Parteiapparat tätig und erwarb sich als Abteilungsleiter wichtige Verdienste um die Entwicklung des Transport- und Nachrichtenwesens. Heute leistet er eine wertvolle politische Arbeit in der Zentralen Kommission zur Betreuung alter verdienter Parteimitglieder ..."
    Neues Deutschland (online archive extract). 29 August 1989. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e Helmut Müller-Enbergs. "Egemann, Hubert * 29.8.1929, † 25.7.1992: Leiter der Abteilung Verkehrs- und Verbindungswesen des ZK der SED". Bundesstiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur: Biographische Datenbanken. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  3. ^ Ausbildung zum Betriebsjunghelfer
  4. ^ Mit neuen Arbeitsmethoden zu neuen Erfolgen in: Tageszeitung Neues Deutschland 5 Mai 1950 Page 4