Alfred Janschek

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Alfred Janschek

Alfred Janschek (born March 15, 1874 in Hohenlohehütte , Upper Silesia , † December 27, 1955 in Schulzendorf ) was a German SPD politician .

Life and work

After attending primary school in Birtulau in the Rybnik district , Janschek worked as a miner until 1904. In 1881 he went to the Ruhr area, where he had been working as a workers secretary in the free miners' union from 1897 . Janschek had also been a member of the SPD since 1897. He ran in 1912 in vain for the Reichstag elections, but in 1919 he was elected to the Weimar National Assembly and was then a member of the Reichstag for the constituency of North Westphalia until 1933 . From the mid-1920s until the unions were broken up in 1933, he was a member of the ADGB's federal executive committee .


  • Martin Schumacher (Hrsg.): MdR The Reichstag members of the Weimar Republic in the time of National Socialism. Political persecution, emigration and expatriation, 1933–1945. A biographical documentation . 3rd, considerably expanded and revised edition. Droste, Düsseldorf 1994, ISBN 3-7700-5183-1 .
  • Karin Jaspers / Wilfried Reinighaus: Westphalian-Lippian candidates in the January elections in 1919. A biographical documentation , Münster: Aschendorff 2020 (Publications of the Historical Commission for Westphalia - New Series; 52), ISBN 9783402151365 , p. 101.

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