Quotes by Walter Ulbricht

About Walter Ulbricht:


Walter Ernst Paul Ulbricht was a German communist politician. Ulbricht played a leading role in the creation of the Weimar-era Communist Party of Germany (KPD) and later (spending the years of Nazi rule in exile in France and the Soviet Union) in the early development and establishment of East Germany (the German Democratic Republic). As the first secretary of the Socialist Unity Party 1950 to 1971, he was the chief decision maker in East Germany. From President Wilhelm Pieck's death in 1960, he was also the East German head of state until his own death in 1973.

Author Bio


  • NameWalter Ulbricht
  • DescriptionGerman politician
  • AliasesWalter Ernst Paul Ulbricht
  • BornJune 30, 1893
  • DiedAugust 1, 1973
  • CountryEast Germany; Germany
  • ProfessionPolitician
  • AwardsOrder Of Lenin; Hero Of The Soviet Union; Order Of The October Revolution; Order Of Karl Marx; Order Of The Patriotic War 1st Class; Order Of The Patriotic War 2nd Class