Dietmar Nietan

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Dietmar Heinrich Nietan (born May 25, 1964 in Düren ) is a German politician ( SPD ) and a member of the German Bundestag . Since November 2010 he has been chairman of the board of the German-Polish Society Federal Association and since January 2014 Federal Treasurer of the SPD.

Life and work

Dietmar Nietan attended the Martin Luther Primary School from 1970 to 1974 and the Burgau Grammar School in Düren from 1974 to 1983 . After high school he performed for 16 months until 1985 civil service in nursing at St. Augustine Hospital in Düren-Lendersdorf . He then studied biology and social sciences at the University of Cologne without completing his degree. He gained his first professional experience as an electoral district employee of the former SPD member of the Bundestag Josef Vosen . From this position he moved to the German Bundestag in 1998.

Dietmar Nietan is married and has a daughter and a son.


Nietan joined the SPD in 1981. From 1984 to 2010 he was a member of the district council of the Düren district . From 1990 to 1998 he was chairman of the Düren-Mitte local association and from 1998 chairman of the Düren sub-district. Since 2005 the chairman of the SPD region Middle Rhine. In the Bundestag elections in 1998 and 2002, he won the direct mandate of the constituency of Düren and moved into the Bundestag, of which he was a member until 2005. Nietan then worked until his return to the Bundestag in 2009 as a foreign policy advisor to Martin Schulz (MEP) and as a coordinator between the SPD parliamentary group and the EU parliamentary group.

The SPD in the Düren district nominated Nietan again as a direct candidate for the Düren district for the 2009 federal election , in which he missed the direct mandate, but managed to re-enter the Bundestag via the state list .

Since the beginning of 2010 Nietan has been rapporteur for the SPD parliamentary group on all questions of foreign and security policy in the European Union and is head of the Turkey coordination group of the SPD party executive. For the SPD, he was the rapporteur for the joint motion of the government groups (SPD, CDU / CSU ) for the debate in the Bundestag on April 24, 2015 to commemorate the genocide of the Armenians . The group leaders banished the term “genocide” from the application text in the justification. Nietan was disappointed, "that apparently at a crucial point there is a lack of courage to say what really happened". It is not helpful to bow to the pressure from Turkey and not to pronounce the word “genocide”. In addition, he is a member of the board of the state group of North Rhine-Westphalian SPD members of the Bundestag and belongs to the spokesperson for the parliamentary left in the SPD parliamentary group.

On March 16, 2013, the state delegates' conference of the SPD in North Rhine-Westphalia elected Nietan to fifth place on the state reserve list for the 2013 federal election. He received 99 percent of the votes cast.

In the 2013 federal election , Nietan received 34.24% of the vote and returned to the Bundestag via a list.

On January 26, 2014, Nietan was elected federal treasurer of the SPD with 84.3%. He thus succeeded Barbara Hendricks , who had previously been appointed Federal Minister.

In the 2017 federal election , he achieved 32% and again a place on the list.

Nietan is a member of the non-partisan European Union Germany , which advocates a federal Europe and the European unification process.

Memberships in foundations

Dietmar Nietan works in various German and international foundations. He holds the following positions:

  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for the International Youth Meeting Center in Oświęcim (Auschwitz)
  • Member of the board of trustees of the “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” foundation (compensation for forced laborers), Berlin
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Lebenshilfe Foundation, Düren
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation and Association for Basic Values ​​and International Understanding


  • Mkhitar Gosh State Order of the Republic of Armenia


Web links

Commons : Dietmar Nietan  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. A flaw in the résumé: German top politicians disguise their dropouts. In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. May 26, 2013
  2. ^ Biography at the German Bundestag , accessed on February 3, 2009.
  3. ^ Cordula Eubel, Hans Monath: Grand Coalition deletes the word genocide . In: Die Zeit (online), April 1, 2015.
  4. State list of the NRWSPD elected for the 2013 Bundestag election ( memento of the original from August 31, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , Website of the NRW-SPD, accessed on August 7, 2013  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  5. Nietan elected SPD treasurer. In: Aachener Nachrichten . January 26, 2014, accessed January 26, 2014 .
  7. Foundation for the international youth meeting place in Oświęcim (Auschwitz)
  8. Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and Future"
  9. ^ Stiftung Lebenshilfe, Düren
  10. ^ Foundation for Basic Values ​​and International Understanding: Board of Trustees. Retrieved August 11, 2019 .
  11. Dietmar Nietan receives the Mkhitar Gosh State Order of the Republic of Armenia. In: Aachener Zeitung . September 8, 2017. Retrieved September 9, 2017 .