Siegbert Löschau

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Siegbert Löschau (born December 13, 1929 in Weißig near Freital ; † September 6, 2014 ) was a German politician ( SED ). He was Minister for the Chemical Industry of the GDR .


As the son of a lathe operator, he learned the trade of a carpenter after attending primary school . In 1946 he became a member of the SED. In 1948 he passed the Abitur and studied at the Technical University of Dresden until 1952, where he graduated as a chemist . After working as an assistant at the Technical University , he became an employee of the chemistry sector of the Central Committee of the SED , in 1954 research group leader, chief technologist and in 1960 smelting director in the VEB Mansfeld-Kombinat Eisleben . He then did his doctorate in engineering at the Bergakademie Freiberg . From 1961 to the end of 1962, Löschau was deputy head of production and technology in the main chemistry department of the Economics Council , and from 1962 to 1965 he was a member of the SED district management in Halle and succeeded Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schirmer from January 1963 to 1965 works director of VEB Leuna -Werke. On the VI. At the SED party congress in January 1963, he was elected as a candidate for the SED Central Committee and at the 7th Plenum of the Central Committee in December 1964 as a member of the SED Central Committee. From December 1965 to May 1966 he was Minister for the Chemical Industry and a member of the Presidium of the Council of Ministers (successor to Erich Pasold ). In May 1966, he was relieved of his offices, received a probation assignment in the chemical industry and was then chief research department at the Schwarzheide synthesis plant . At the 13th plenary session of the SED Central Committee in September 1966, Löschau was expelled from the SED Central Committee “because of unworthy behavior”.

Löschau was elected chairman of the Cottbus district board of the Chamber of Technology in September 1987 .

Siegbert Löschau died at the age of 84 and was buried with his family on September 19, 2014 in the New Cemetery in Senftenberg .



Individual evidence

  1. ^ New Germany of December 6, 1964.
  2. ^ New Germany of September 27, 1987.
  3. ^ Obituary notice in the Lausitzer Rundschau , September 13, 2014.
  4. ^ New Germany of April 16, 1988.