Ermin Hohlwegler

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Ermin Hohlwegler (born August 4, 1900 in Welschingen , † July 31, 1970 in Neuhausen ) was a German trade unionist and politician ( SPD ).

Life and work

After attending primary school, Hohlwegler initially worked as an unskilled worker at Georg-Fischer AG. He later switched to the Reichspost and was employed by Maggi-Werke AG from 1922 . He then took part in World War II as a marine . After the end of the war he worked again at Maggi-Werke AG and in 1945 was commissioned by the French occupation authorities to act as temporary plant management. In the following years he was head of human resources and chairman of the company's works council. In addition, he was involved in the food-pleasure-restaurants union (NGG) and became chairman of a district committee of the German Federation of Trade Unions (DGB).


Hohlwegler joined the SPD in 1920 and was a member of the Baden-Württemberg state parliament from 1960 to 1964 . In parliament he represented the constituency of Waldshut . From April 25, 1952 to June 23, 1960 he was Minister of Labor in the governments of the state of Baden-Württemberg led by Prime Ministers Reinhold Maier , Gebhard Müller and Kurt Georg Kiesinger . In 1959 he suggested that every citizen should carry a health book similar to the electronic health card.


  • Ermin-Hohlwegler-Strasse in Engen

See also


  • Munzinger : Internationales Biographisches Archiv 42/1970 of October 5, 1970
  • Anna Christine Storbeck: The governments of the federal and state governments since 1945. Olzog, Munich 1970, ISBN 3-789-27002-4 , p. 411.
  • Willy Buschak : The history of the Maggi workers 1887–1950. Results Verlag, Hamburg 1989, ISBN 3-925622-49-7 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Ermin Hohlwegler . In: Der Spiegel . No. 45 , 1959, pp. 94 ( Online - Nov. 4, 1959 ).