Manfred Unger (archivist)

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Manfred Unger (born April 10, 1930 in Chemnitz , † January 28, 2016 in Dresden ) was a German archivist and historian .

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Unger, who was born in Chemnitz, attended elementary school in Lauter from 1936 to 1940 and then the grammar school or high school in Aue , where he passed his Abitur. From 1948 to 1952 Unger studied history, German and historical auxiliary sciences at the University of Leipzig . He was then a research assistant at the Institute of German history of his alma mater , where he in 1957 on the subject of township and Mining of Freiberg, in the Middle Ages to the Dr. phil. received his doctorate. In parallel to his work as director of the Leipzig City Archives (1959 to 1969), he held a lectureship in regional history from 1961 to 1963at the Potsdam Institute for Archive Studies at the Humboldt University in Berlin , where he completed an external degree in archive studies between 1963 and 1965. This was followed by a teaching position for constitutional and administrative history in the Soviet occupation zone and the GDR at Humboldt University, which he held from 1966 to 1982. From 1969 to 1993 Unger was director of the Leipzig State Archives . In 1981 he was appointed lecturer at Hartmut Zwahr and finally in 1984 he was appointed associate professor for regional history and the history of the German labor movement at the history section of the Karl Marx University in Leipzig . From 1990 to 1993 he was honorary professor at the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Leipzig. Since he retired in 1993, he has worked as a freelance journalist and co-editor of the Leipziger Blätter .

From 1960 to 2007 Unger was a member of the historical commission of the Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig.

For decades he was a member of the editorial boards of the reports on the history of the city of Leipzig , the Saxon homeland papers and the yearbook for regional history and cultural studies .



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