Thomas Brasch


Thomas Brasch was born in 1945 in Westow, England. In 1947, his parents moved with him to what would later become the GDR, where his father became an SED functionary and, for a time, Deputy Minister of Culture. In 1965, he had to give up his journalism studies because of his criticism of the system. Following protests against the invasion of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact troops, he was imprisoned in 1968. He worked as a milling cutter in a transformer factory until he moved to West Germany in 1976. Publications: “Vor den Vätern sterben die Söhne”, “Kargo” and “Massenmörder Brunke”. Thomas Brasch died in 2001.

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