Arnold Schoenenburg

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Arnold Schoenenburg (born February 22, 1940 in Essen ) is a German politician ( PDS and Die Linke ) and former member of the state parliament of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania .

Life and work

After attending elementary school in Essen-Borbeck , Schoenenburg and his family moved to the GDR . From 1954 to 1958 he attended the Institute for Teacher Training in Waldenburg , then did voluntary military service in the National People's Army (NVA) and worked as a teacher from 1960 to 1962 and from 1966 to 1970. In the mid-1970s he received his doctorate from the Academy of Social Sciences in Moscow .

Schoenenburg worked for the Free German Youth (FDJ) from 1962 to 1966, from 1970 to 1973 and from 1976 to 1978 . He then worked for the Central Committee of the SED until 1989 .

Political party

Schoenenburg was a member of the SED and after the political change and the renaming he was a member of the PDS since 1990. In 1990 he was elected PDS district chairman of Usedom . At the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania state party conference of the Left in 2010, he turned against state chairman Steffen Bockhahn , who had called for an open approach to the members of the Stasi past. At the state party conference in 2011, which took place at the same time as the 50th anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall , Schoenenburg repeated the thesis from a position paper of the anti-capitalist left that he had written that the construction of the wall was "without a sensible alternative".


Schoenenburg was from 1990 to 2002 a member of the state parliament of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and there Parliamentary Managing Director of the PDS parliamentary group.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Wing quarrel on the anniversary: ​​Left group boycotted a minute's silence for victims of the Berlin Wall. In: Spiegel Online . August 13, 2011, accessed February 6, 2017 .