Germanus Theiss (politician)

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Germanus Theiß (born April 3, 1898 in Döbern , † June 25, 1960 ) was a German politician ( CDU ) and a member of the Brandenburg state parliament . It has the same name as his father, the glassmaker Germanus Theiss .

education and profession

Germanus Theiß attended the Catholic elementary school in his hometown until 1912. He had to break off his apprenticeship as a glassmaker for health reasons. He then worked as an office assistant for a cement factory, postman, accountant for the “Providentia” lignite mine, travel agent for a glassworks and finally as a glass manufacturer, first in Döbern, then in Erkner near Berlin.


Germanus Theiss was a member of the center during the Weimar Republic and was a community representative in Döbern and from 1928 to 1933 a member of the Niederbarnim district council .

After the Second World War , he was one of the founders of the CDU in 1945. From April 1946 to May 1947 he was deputy state chairman of the CDU Brandenburg. From May 1947 until his escape in June 1950 he was a member of the state executive as an assessor.

From October 1946 he was a community representative in Erkner and at the same time until June 1950 again a member of the district council of the Niederbarnim district and a member of the Brandenburg state parliament. From April 1950 he was chairman of the CDU parliamentary group and vice-chairman of the state parliament, after his predecessor, Dr. Gerhard Schütze had to flee to the West.

As part of the co-ordination of the CDU, Theiss was also excluded from the CDU in June 1950 and also had to flee to the West. In West Berlin he joined the CDU in exile .

Web links


  • Walter Habel (Ed.): WHO IS WHO? DAS DEUTSCHE WOH's WHO, Volume 11 , Arani, Berlin 1951, p. 672.
  • Germanus Theiss, Konrad Theiss: New glass and old belief. St. Benno-Verlag, Leipzig 1982.
  • Germanus Theiss: Memoirs of the glassmaker Germanus Theiss. 2nd edition, Theiss Verlag, Stuttgart 1983. ISBN 3-8062-0311-3 .