Erhard Hruschka

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Erhard Hruschka (born September 13, 1931 in Dresden ; † March 3, 2012 in Hamburg ) was a German city statistician as well as an internationally recognized and respected advisor and organizer for conducting democratic elections around the world.


Erhard Hruschka was born as the eldest of two children of the civil servant Herbert Hruschka and his wife Liselotte. He grew up in the Johannstadt district of his hometown Dresden. There he attended elementary school and also went to high school there. He was nicknamed "Hardi" at an early age. During the Anglo-American attacks on his hometown on February 12 and 13, 1945, the family was bombed out and lost all of their belongings.

After the invasion of the Soviet Russian troops, Herbert and Liselotte Hruschka left Dresden with their children and settled in Pforzheim. Herbert Hruschka's sister, the writer and playwright Gertrud Hruschka , and his brother, the civil servant and economist Karl Hruschka , stayed behind with his family in Dresden.

Erhard Hruschka studied law at the University of Frankfurt am Main. In 1963 he received his doctorate on the subject of "The Economic Orders of the World Powers". Since the 1970s he worked as a government official at the State Statistical Office of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. He worked here until 1996. At the same time, he taught the subjects of domestic politics and geosciences as well as demography and political advice as an adjunct professor at the Universities of Konstanz and Hamburg-Harburg. From 1976 to 1996 he was chairman of the "Association of German City Statisticians".

Internationally, Professor Dr. Erhard Hruschka a sought-after advisor to governments and organizations such as B. the UN. In the 1990s he organized democratic elections in former Yugoslav republics such as B. Macedonia. In 1998, Hruschka was sent to Cambodia as an election observer for the EU . In 1999, he was also on behalf of the EU several times as a consultant on the subject of “How to organize local administration and democratic elections at local level?” In the People's Republic of China.

In 2004 he organized the first ever elections in Saudi Arabia. These were local elections.

Erhard Hruschka was a member of the Lions Club and was District Governor at the head of the North German Lions Clubs until summer 2001. He was also a member of the Association of German City Statisticians .

Hruschka remained closely connected to his hometown Dresden throughout his life. Therefore he organized funds, especially private donors, for the reconstruction of the Frauenkirche in Dresden.

He also organized funds and other help for people in need, such as B. Victims of civil wars. Erhard Hruschka was known for his generosity, his enormous organizational talent and his foresight.

Erhard Hruschka loved to play the piano. At the advanced age of 40 he discovered his passion for endurance / cross-country skiing and became a passionate marathon runner. He found relaxation while running and ran at least 30 km every weekend. Hruschka has about 25 marathons under his belt, including the 100 km run in Biel and the GutsMuths Rennsteig run with 66.5 km.

Erhard Hruschka has two sons, Stefan and Christian. The scientist Dr. Peter Hruschka is his nephew.

He died of colon cancer on March 3, 2012 in Hamburg.

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