Wolfgang Brewer

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Wolfgang Brauer (born May 13, 1954 in Aschersleben ) is a German politician ( non-party , formerly Die Linke ) and former member of the Berlin House of Representatives.


After graduating from high school in 1972, Wolfgang Brauer studied from 1974 to 1978 at the Pedagogical University of Potsdam and graduated in 1978 as a certified teacher for German and history.

In June 1976 he joined the SED and later became a member of the PDS. From 1990 to 1996 he was district chairman of the PDS-Marzahn and in 1991 spokesman for the Federal Party Council of the PDS.

From 1978 to 1979 he worked as a teacher in Berlin-Köpenick . From 1979 to 1985 he was a political assistant in the federal secretariat of the Kulturbund of the GDR . From 1985 to 1999 he worked again as a teacher a. a. at the 49th POS and at the Rudolf-Virchow-Oberschule in Berlin-Marzahn . After a supplementary studies in history at the Free University of Berlin , he has been since 1996 teacher hired.

Between 1999 and 2016 Brauer was a member of the Berlin state parliament, the Berlin House of Representatives . In parliament he was a member of the committee for administrative reform, communication and information technology, the committee for cultural affairs and the special committee “Restitution”. He was also a member of the parliamentary group's executive committee and cultural policy spokesman for the left-wing parliamentary group as well as chairman of the 2nd parliamentary committee of inquiry "State Opera" for the 17th electoral period (2015-2016).

After winning the direct mandate in the constituency of Marzahn-Hellersdorf 1 four times in a row in 1999 ( 14th electoral term ), 2001 ( 15th electoral term ), 2006 ( 16th electoral term ) and 2011 ( 17th electoral term ) , he lost the direct mandate to the in 2016 AfD politician Gunnar Lindemann .

At the end of 2016 he resigned from Die Linke. After losing his direct mandate, he returned to school in February 2017.


  • Werner Breunig, Andreas Herbst (ed.): Biographical handbook of the Berlin parliamentarians 1963–1995 and city councilors 1990/1991 (= series of publications of the Berlin State Archives. Volume 19). Landesarchiv Berlin, Berlin 2016, ISBN 978-3-9803303-5-0 , p. 415.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Christiane Peitz: Wolfgang Brauer leaves the Berlin Left in frustration. In: Der Tagesspiegel . December 11, 2016, accessed January 10, 2017 .
  2. Ingo Salmen: Berlin election in Marzahn-Hellersdorf: "The AfD should now take responsibility". In: tagesspiegel.de. Der Tagesspiegel , September 19, 2016, accessed on September 20, 2016 .
  3. Wolfgang Brauer is a teacher again. LichtenbergMarzahnPlus.de, February 4, 2017, accessed on July 15, 2017 .