Max Sefrin

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Max Sefrin, right, in conversation with Manfred von Ardenne
Max Sefrin (center) in 1975 at a youth class

Max Sefrin (born November 21, 1913 in Stambach ; † August 10, 2000 ) was Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Health of the GDR .

After training as a businessman, Sefrin trained as a pilot in 1932–1937 and was a sergeant major in the German Air Force.

From 1945 to 1949 he was operations manager and city councilor for trade and supply, until 1950 deputy director of the municipal business enterprise Jüterbog and until 1951 district councilor in the Luckenwalde district . In 1946 he became a member of the CDU , was head of department in the CDU party leadership from 1951 to 1953 and then until 1989 member of the CDU's main board, 1954-1958 as deputy general secretary and from 1966 as deputy chairman.

Since 1952 Sefrin was a member of the People's Chamber , since 1971 as deputy chairman of the committee for national defense. He was also Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers from 1958 to 1971 and, as successor to Luitpold Steidle, Minister of Health.

In 1955, 1964 and 1978 he received the Patriotic Order of Merit (VVO), in 1969 the gold medal for the VVO and the Star and the Big Star of Friendship of Nations .


Web links

Commons : Max Sefrin  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Neues Deutschland , October 5, 1969, p. 5