Institute for Marxism-Leninism at the Central Committee of the SED
The Institute for Marxism-Leninism at the Central Committee of the SED (IML) was founded in 1949 under the name Marx-Engels-Lenin Institute in East Berlin and renamed the Marx-Engels-Lenin-Stalin Institute in 1953 . In 1956 it was named Institute for Marxism-Leninism . On behalf of the SED, it determined the guidelines for historiography in the GDR. In 1990 it was dissolved.
The task of the institute consisted of a. in publishing the works of Marx, Engels, Lenin and - until 1956 - Stalin. The institute also carried out research on the history of the German and international labor movement.
Together with the Institute for Marxism-Leninism at the Central Committee of the CPSU, it initiated the second attempt for a historical-critical complete edition of the works, speeches and manuscripts of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels ( MEGA 2 ).
The IML existed until the beginning of January 1990, the successor organization Institute for the History of the Labor Movement existed until March 31, 1992.
After its founding, the institute was initially located at Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 30/31 (the former Reichstag presidential palace ) opposite the Reichstag building (now Friedrich-Ebert-Platz 2), from 1959 to 1990 in the former Jonaß department store in Berlin.
- Josef Winternitz (1949 to 1950)
- Bernhard Dohm (1951 to 1953)
- Anton Ackermann (1953)
- Ludwig Einicke (1953 to 1962)
- Roland Bauer (1962 to 1964)
- Lothar Berthold (1964 to 1968)
- Günter Heyden (1969 to 1989)
- Günter Benser (1989 to 1990/1992)
- Sylvia Gräfe (edit.): Institute for Marxism-Leninism at the Central Committee of the SED. 1949-1992 . Information from the Foundation Archive of Parties and Mass Organizations of the GDR in the Federal Archives .
- Ceremonial event on the occasion of the renaming of the Marx-Engels-Lenin-Institut to the Marx-Engels-Lenin-Stalin-Institut. In: Neues Deutschland , April 12, 1953, p. 1