Siegfried Vergin

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Siegfried Vergin (born March 17, 1933 in Freienwalde , Pomerania ; † November 5, 2012 ) was a German politician ( SPD ).

Life and work

After graduating from high school in Bad Doberan in 1951 , Vergin completed a distance learning course and attended a pedagogical institute. Until 1955 he worked as a teacher in the district and the city of Rostock . He then moved to the West and became a teacher in Mannheim in 1957 . From 1968 to 1976 he was the rector of Mannheim-Friedrichsfeld . Then he was full-time chairman of the GEW -Landesverband Baden-Württemberg until 1991 . He was Vice President of the German-Israeli Society . Vergin was married and had three children.


In 1960 Vergin became a member of the SPD. From 1965 to 1971 he was elected to the Mannheim municipal council. In 1990 he became a member of the German Bundestag . With his victory in the Mannheim I constituency , he obtained the only direct mandate for the SPD in Baden-Württemberg. Four years later he moved into the Bundestag again via the state list. There he was deputy chairman of the study commission overcoming the consequences of the SED dictatorship in the process of German unity .


Vergin was honored with the Federal Cross of Merit, First Class , and in 2003 was awarded the Medal of Honor of the Jewish Community of Mannheim .

Individual evidence

  1. a b Always in action for humanity , Mannheimer Morgen November 7, 2012, p. 19

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