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Otto Vortisch (born December 19, 1897 in Plaue , † May 22, 1971 in Berlin ) was a German politician ( SPD ).

Vortisch left high school in 1914 when the First World War began. As a soldier, he was taken prisoner by the French in 1917 . He was able to escape there and then graduated from high school . Among other things, he studied law and political science at the universities in Berlin , Leipzig and Halle . Vortisch became a lawyer and from 1928 a notary in Berlin . In the Second World War he worked in the Wehrmacht administration from 1940 .

After the war, Vortisch became head of department in the German Central Administration for Transport in the Soviet zone of occupation . In 1945 he also became a member of the SPD. In the following year he ran a law firm and a notary in Berlin. Due to increasing political difficulties, he moved from East Berlin to West Berlin in 1949 . From 1949 he worked in the Senate Department for Home Affairs.

In the Berlin election in 1954 , Vortisch was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time , to which he then belonged until March 1971.