Tilman Fichter

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Tilman P. Fichter (born August 1, 1937 in Berlin-Wilmersdorf ) is a German political scientist .


After completing secondary school, Fichter attended the Hamburg seaman's school in 1953/54 and then worked as a cabin boy . After an apprenticeship with an insurance company, he worked for a London reinsurance company from 1959 to 1961. He made his Abitur in 1964 on the second path of education and then studied political science and sociology at the Free University of Berlin . From 1963 to 1970 he was a member of the Socialist German Student Union (SDS) and temporarily its state chairman in Berlin. From 1971 to 1981 he worked as a research assistant at the Central Institute for Social Science Research (later Otto Stammer Center for Social Science Research) at the Free University of Berlin. In 1986 he received his doctorate as Dr. rer. pole. about the relationship of the German social democracy to the bourgeois left intelligentsia.

Fichter's younger brother Albert Fichter was a member of the underground organization Tupamaros West Berlin in the late 1960s . Tilman Fichter helped him escape to Sweden in 1970 when Albert was mistakenly depicted on an RAF wanted poster and wanted by the police. At this point in time, Fichter did not yet know that his brother had been involved in an attempted terrorist attack by the Tupamaros on the Jewish community hall in Berlin on November 9, 1969 ; his brother had deposited the explosive device in the community center. This came from the secret service agent Peter Urbach . The incendiary bomb had a technical defect - possibly built in on purpose - so that it did not ignite. Urbach wanted to encourage Tilman Fichter himself to throw an incendiary device into the building of the Allied Control Council in Berlin.

From 1986 to 2001, Fichter was a consultant for training and education in the SPD party executive. In the summer of 1992 he came under criticism in the ranks of the Jusos after he had organized a seminar for the Leipzig Jusos about the " Hofgeismar Young Socialists " during the Weimar Republic together with the Leipzig Juso chairman and Junge Freiheit author Sascha Jung .

Fichter has been a member of the PEN Center Germany since 1996 .


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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Tilman P. Fichter: My university was the SDS. In: Ästhetik & Kommunikation, H. 140/141, vol. 39, 2008, pp. 17-26
  2. Philipp Gessler, Stefan Reinecke : “We didn't take it seriously” - Interview with Tilman Fichter. In: taz, October 25, 2005, pp. 15-17
  3. ↑ Radio feature about informers: With the ear to the door of the secret service In: sueddeutsche.de, September 25, 2012
  4. Cf. Tilman Fichter: "Fascho-Jusos" in Saxony? In: Neue Gesellschaft / Frankfurter Hefte, H. 8, 1993, p. 691 f.