Kurt Fichtner (born August 16, 1916 in Breslau ; † October 11, 2003 ) was a German politician ( SED ). He was deputy chairman of the Council of Ministers and Minister for Ore Mining and Metallurgy of the GDR .
Fichtner, son of a locksmith, attended from 1922 to 1932, the folk and middle school. From 1932 to 1935 he completed training as a businessman and, with interruptions, was a commercial clerk in Breslau and Essen until 1945 . In 1937 he was drafted into the Reich Labor Service , in 1939/1940 in the Wehrmacht and in 1945 in the Volkssturm .
Fichtner joined the KPD in 1945 . In 1946 he worked as an editor for the Saxon People's Newspaper . In 1948 he was managing director of the Sächsisches Industriekontor in Dresden , then from 1948 to 1950 in the Deutsche Handelsgesellschaft in Berlin . From 1951 to 1954 he was head of VEB Leichtmetallwerk Rackwitz . He then headed the main administration of the non-ferrous metal industry in the Ministry of Mining and Metallurgy until 1958 and was head of the Mining and Metallurgy Sector in the State Planning Commission from 1958 to 1961 . From 1961 to 1964 Fichtner worked as head of the non-ferrous metal industry department in the National Economic Council . In 1963 he received his Ph.D. from Freiberg to Dr. rer. oec . From April 1963 to July 1964 he completed additional studies at the party college of the CPSU in Moscow . From 1964 to 1965 Fichtner was Deputy Chairman of the Economics Council. From January 1966 to July 1967 he served as Minister for Ore Mining and Metallurgy, from 1967 to 1977 as Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers . There he was responsible for the basic fund and investment policy. From February 1974 to June 1979 he was Deputy Chairman of the State Planning Commission for Coordination of Investments and a member of the Council of Ministers.
Fichtner received the Patriotic Order of Merit in bronze (1965), in silver (1970), in gold (1976), the bar of honor for the Patriotic Order of Merit in Gold (1981) and the Star of Friendship of Nations in Gold (1986).
- Gabriele Baumgartner, Dieter Hebig (Hrsg.): Biographisches Handbuch der SBZ / DDR. 1945–1990. Volume 1: Abendroth - Lyr. KG Saur, Munich 1996, ISBN 3-598-11176-2 , p. 177.
- Helmut Müller-Enbergs : . In: Who was who in the GDR? 5th edition. Volume 1. Ch. Links, Berlin 2010, ISBN 978-3-86153-561-4 .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers and Minister for Ore Mining and Metallurgy of the GDR|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 16, 1916|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Wroclaw|
|DATE OF DEATH||October 11, 2003|