Hellmuth Rauner

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Albert Hellmuth Rauner (born December 21, 1895 in Chemnitz , † November 25, 1975 in Radebeul ) was a German local politician (SPD, SED) and cultural functionary. In 1965 he became an honorary citizen of Radebeul .


His career aspiration to become a teacher failed because of his hearing loss. After attending elementary school, he started a civil servant career. During the First World War he was employed as a clerk in the Loewen Port Authority, and returned to Germany, where he was elected mayor of Kirchberg in 1920. Two years later he joined the SPD. In 1926 he became administrative director in Chemnitz. Due to the law to restore the civil service , he was dismissed from the administrative service in 1933; Rauner then moved to Radebeul. After the assassination attempt on July 20, 1944 , he was imprisoned.

After returning from Soviet captivity, he took on cultural and political tasks as a local SPD politician. In 1946 the SPD and KPD took part in the unification congress in Saxony. In the same year he became deputy head of the city council, and in 1947 president of the Dresden-Land district assembly . Rauner worked as a member of the local political advisory council at the Central Committee of the SED.

In 1950 he was removed from office because of statements critical of the system.


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