Jürgen Egert

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Jürgen Egert (born October 23, 1941 in Berlin ; † December 16, 1992 there ) was a German politician ( SPD ). In 1982 he was Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Minister for Labor and Social Affairs .

education and profession

After graduating from high school in 1960, Egert completed training as an administrative officer in the Charlottenburg district office of Berlin , which he completed in 1963 with the administrative examination II. He then entered the service of the State of Berlin and had worked for the Charlottenburg district office since 1963. In 1960 he joined the public services, transport and traffic union (ÖTV) and was active as a youth representative and staff council in the Charlottenburg district office. From 1964 to 1965 he studied part-time at the Administration Academy in Berlin and completed his studies as a graduate cameralist . Until 1969 he was personal assistant to the Charlottenburg district mayor Günter Spruch (SPD) and then administrative auditor of the district office.

Political party

Egert had been a member of the SPD since 1963. Here he was initially involved with the Jusos , whose Berlin state chairman he was from 1969 to 1971. From 1972 he was a member of the state executive of the Berlin SPD , was deputy state chairman from 1980 to 1981 and from June 29, 1985 to November 21, 1986 also chairman of the SPD state association in Berlin. Furthermore, since 1973 he was chairman of the standing committee for health and environmental protection at the regional association, and a member of the party council.

On the initiative of Egert, the Berlin Psychiatry Working Group was founded in March 1976 , whose task it was to bring together political organizations and experts in the field of psychiatry for joint political action. This working group included, as a loose but very effective association, the “Action Mentally Ill - Berlin”, the “Berlin Society for Social Psychiatry”, the “Pinel Society” and the Marburger Bund .


Egert was a member of the Berlin House of Representatives from 1971 to 1972 . From 1972 to 1990 he was a member of the German Bundestag as a Berlin MP . Here he was most recently chairman of the committee for labor and social affairs . In 1973 Egert sat down as chairman of the sub-committee for the overall reform of food law a. a. for a waiver of youth-related cigarette advertising.

Public offices

When Dietrich Stobbe tried to reshuffle the government after the Garski affair , Jürgen Egert's election to the Berlin Senate on January 15, 1981 failed. On the occasion of a cabinet reshuffle, Egert succeeded Hermann Buschfort as Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister on April 28, 1982 Appointed for work and social order in the federal government led by Chancellor Helmut Schmidt . Jürgen Egert was active in several political fields and was mainly responsible for consumer-friendly food law. In the 7th electoral term , Egert was rapporteur for the psychiatry inquiry . After the successful vote of no confidence for Helmut Kohl , he left the government on October 1, 1982. From 1991 to 1992 Jürgen Egert was head of social affairs for the city of Frankfurt am Main .

See also


  • Departure. Contributions to the renewal of the Berlin SPD. 1988, spw-Verlag, ISBN 3-922489-10-9 .
  • Lobby for Bonny's Ranch - Member of the Bundestag Jürgen Egert takes care of the psychiatry. In: Berlin Voice of February 22, 1975.
  • Developing country in humanity. The equality of the mentally ill is still pending. In: Vorwärts of March 8, 1979, p. 15.
  • For a second phase of détente policy. In: Tagesspiegel , Berlin, No. 12402 of July 13, 1986.
  • A seasoned leftist - Jürgen Egert was a man of clear words. Tagesspiegel, Berlin, No. 14414 of December 18, 1992, by Ulrich Zawatka-Gerlach
  • Take the people with you. On the 10th anniversary of Jürgen Egert's death, published by Barbara Stolterfoht 2002, Berlin, 64 p., Series of publications by the Franz Neumann Archive, issue 7 / Now in the archive of social democracy in the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, call number: A 05-4651 .
  • Social democrat by conviction: On the 10th anniversary of Jürgen Egert's death by Joachim Pieczkowski, 2002, in: SPW-Zeitschrift für Sozialistische Politik und Wirtschaft - ISSN  0170-4613. -128 (2002), pp. 12-13, Archive of Social Democracy in of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation
  • The power of parliament - is it crumbling bit by bit? - Interview with the chairman of the Committee for Labor and Social Affairs Egert, in: Parliament No. 29 / July 13, 1990 -
  • Straightforwardness and the dream of social progress - Thoughts on Jürgen Egert by Andreas Wehr, in: Berlin Voice of January 16, 1993, page 9
  • No grace periods at the expense of the insured. Bundestag speech in Das Parlament on April 2, 1977.
  • Rent usury: Frankfurt is the first big city to take the persecution of rent usury seriously. In: Spiegel No. 36/1991 of September 2, 1991.


  • Werner Breunig, Andreas Herbst (ed.): Biographical handbook of the Berlin parliamentarians 1963–1995 and city councilors 1990/1991 (= series of publications of the Berlin State Archives. Volume 19). Landesarchiv Berlin, Berlin 2016, ISBN 978-3-9803303-5-0 , p. 127.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Jürgen Egert , Internationales Biographisches Archiv 10/1993 of March 1, 1993, in the Munzinger Archive ( beginning of article freely accessible)
  2. Die ZEIT No. 30 of July 20, 1973, "Bonner Kulisse"
  3. see 177th plenary session on October 11, 1979, plenary minutes p. 13937