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Johannes R. Becher is ...

Born 22 May 1891 in Munich
Died 11 Oct 1958 in Berlin
Age67 years, 4 months
Johannes R. Becher
Johannes R. Becher
For documentary purposes the German Federal Archive often retained the original image captions, which may be erroneous, biased, obsolete or politically extreme. ADN-ZB Donath-Sei-Schm-III.Weltfestspiele der Jugend und Studenten in Berlin 1951 UBz: Johannes R.Becher im Gespräch mit Jungen Pionieren im Zeltlager der Pionierrepublik "Ernst Thälmann" in der Wuhlheide.4.8.1951

About Johannes R. Becher

Johannes Robert Becher (22 May 1891, in Munich – 11 October 1958, in East Berlin) was a German politician, novelist, and poet. He was affiliated with the Communist Party of Germany (KPD) before World War II. At one time, he was part of the literary avant-garde, writing in an expressionist style. With the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany, modernist artistic movements were suppressed. Becher escaped from a military raid in 1933 and settled in Paris for a couple of years. He migrated to the Soviet Union in 1935 with the central committee of the KPD. After the German invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, Becher and other German communists were evacuated to internal exile in Tashkent. He returned to favor in 1942 and was recalled to Moscow. After the end of World War II, Becher was allowed to leave the Soviet Union and returned to Germany, settling in the Soviet-occupied zone that later became East Berlin. As a member of the KPD, he was appointed to various cultural and political positions and became part of the leadership of the Socialist Unity Party. In 1949, he helped found the DDR Academy of Arts, Berlin, and served as its president from 1953 to 1956. In 1953 he was awarded the Stalin Peace Prize (later the Lenin Peace Prize). He was the culture minister of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) from 1954 to 1958.

He is also known as Iogannes R. Bekher, יאהאנעס בעכער, I. R. Bekher and Johannes Robert Becher.