Kurt Säuberlich

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Kurt Säuberlich (born March 24, 1904 in Krölpa ; † July 23, 1971 in Saalfeld ) was a German metallurgist .


Neatly, coming from a family of agricultural and forest workers, studied after graduating from secondary school from 1924 to 1932 at the Bergakademie in Freiberg with a degree in mining engineering. A member of the NSDAP since 1930 , he managed to take up important positions at the mining academy in a relatively short time: until 1934 he was still a scientific assistant at the lignite research institute, in 1935 already deputy director of the mining technology department, in 1937 doctorate (and joining the SS ), from 1941 Obersturmführer and in 1938 head of the Bergakademie's external institute. During this time he was an undercover agent of the SD and, in the later GDR, IM of the MfS .

From 1945 to 1948 he was interned in the Soviet special camp No. 2 in Buchenwald . In 1949 he became director of the research institute for pig iron production in the Maxhütte in Unterwellenborn in Thuringia and was significantly involved in the development of the low- shaft furnace process. Neatly was a member of the SED . Until 1958, as a member of the People's Chamber and member of the Research Council, he took an active part in shaping the country's politics.



Individual evidence

  1. ^ Carsten Schreiber: Elite in Hidden. Ideology and regional domination practice of the security service of the SS and its network using the example of Saxony , Oldenbourg Verlag, Munich 2008, p. 342/343.