Herbert Marzian

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Herbert Gustav Marzian (born December 2, 1921 in Berlin ; † June 7, 1988 in West Berlin ) was a German editor and publicist.


Marzian studied history, German literature and geography at the Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität zu Berlin from 1940 . At the same time he served in the Wehrmacht . From 1946 he studied at the Georg-August University in Göttingen. After the state examination, he was the scientific director of the Göttingen working group from 1950 to 1973 . He then worked as an editor at Axel Springer SE for nine years . From 1982 to 1987 he was director of the Ullstein publishing house's text archive .


  • Frederick the Great - Man and Work . Würzburg 1956.
  • Political Science and the Oder-Neisse Line . Wuerzburg 1965.
  • Thoughts on Prussia . Göttingen 1967.
  • Political realism. A contribution to the Oder-Neisse question . Goettingen 1969.
  • East Prussia - the political profile of a country. Outlines of his mind and culture . Leer 1969.
  • The German frontier problem. A study in political interdependence . Goettingen 1969.

Honorary positions

  • Managing board member of the Göttingen working group
  • Chancellor of the Society of Friends of Kant
  • Member of the working group for ethics and law of the Eastern Church Committee
  • Member of the advisory board of the Federal Working Group for Eastern Studies in Classes
  • Member of the Northeast German Cultural Council
  • Chairman of the Foundation of the Northeast German Cultural Council (1984)
  • Speaker of the Lower Saxony State Board of Trustees Indivisible Germany


Individual evidence

  1. a b 50 years of the Göttinger Arbeitskreis e. V. Göttingen 1998