Walcher, Jacob

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German trade unionist and politician (SPD, KPD, SAPD, SED)
Willy Brandt’s political mentor in the 1930s.

  • 1887 born
  • 1918/19 Co-founder of the KPD (Communist Party of Germany)
  • 1933-1946 Exile, director of the SAPD foreign headquarters in Paris
  • 1942-1946 Exile in New York
  • 1947-1951 Editor-in-chief of the trade union organ “Tribüne” in the SBZ/GDR
  • 1952 Expulsion from the SED
  • 1956 Rehabilitation and readmission to the SED
  • 1970 died
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Resistance fighter in Norwegian exile 1933-1939

Democratic Socialist and Journalist in Sweden 1940-1946


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