Detlef Ultsch is a former East German judoka. He was born in Bezirk Suhl, he is the first German judo world champion and became a double world middleweight champion 1979 in Paris and 1983 in Moscow. Detlef Ultsch at databaseOlympics.com at the Wayback Machine Evans, Hilary. "Detlef Ultsch". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC
Sebastian Lang is a former German professional road bicycle racer and time trialist, who rode as a professional between 2002 and 2011. He rode on Gerolsteiner from 2002 until its demise in 2008, in 2006 became Germany's national time trial champion. In the 2008 Tour de France, on stage 9, Lang broke from the peloton 22 kilometers into the stage, he shook off his two breakaway companions on the category 1 col de Peyresourde, with another big difficulty to come, the col d'Aspin. He was passed on the latter by Riccardo Ricco, who would win the stage only be excluded from the Tour on for a positive test to the blood booster CERA. With his long break, Lang earned the most combative award for the stage, raked in points for the best climber jersey, which he would wear from stages 12 to 14. In 2011, Lang started and finished all three Grand Tours for Omega Pharma–Lotto, only the 31st rider to achieve this feat, he retired at the end of that season, aged 32. Media related to Sebastian Lang at Wikimedia Commons Official website Sebastian Lang at Cycling Archives
East Germany the German Democratic Republic, was a country that existed from 1949 to 1990, when the eastern portion of Germany was part of the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War. It described itself as a socialist "workers' and peasants' state", the territory was administered and occupied by Soviet forces at the end of World War II — the Soviet Occupation Zone of the Potsdam Agreement, bounded on the east by the Oder–Neisse line; the Soviet zone did not include it. The German Democratic Republic was established in the Soviet zone, while the Federal Republic was established in the three western zones. East Germany was a satellite state of the Soviet Union. Soviet occupation authorities began transferring administrative responsibility to German communist leaders in 1948, the GDR began to function as a state on 7 October 1949. However, Soviet forces remained in the country throughout the Cold War; until 1989, the GDR was governed by the Socialist Unity Party, though other parties nominally participated in its alliance organisation, the National Front of Democratic Germany.
The SED made the teaching of Marxism -- the Russian language compulsory in schools. The economy was centrally planned and state-owned. Prices of housing, basic goods and services were set by central government planners rather than rising and falling through supply and demand. Although the GDR had to pay substantial war reparations to the USSR, it became the most successful economy in the Eastern Bloc. Emigration to the West was a significant problem – as many of the emigrants were well-educated young people, it further weakened the state economically; the government fortified its western borders and, in 1961, built the Berlin Wall. Many people attempting to flee were killed by border guards or booby traps, such as landmines. Several others were imprisoned for many years. In 1989, numerous social and political forces in the GDR and abroad led to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the establishment of a government committed to liberalisation; the following year, open elections were held, international negotiations led to the signing of the Final Settlement treaty on the status and borders of Germany.
The GDR dissolved itself, Germany was reunified on 3 October 1990, becoming a sovereign state again. Several of the GDR's leaders, notably its last communist leader Egon Krenz, were prosecuted in reunified Germany for crimes committed during the Cold War. Geographically, the German Democratic Republic bordered the Baltic Sea to the north. Internally, the GDR bordered the Soviet sector of Allied-occupied Berlin, known as East Berlin, administered as the state's de facto capital, it bordered the three sectors occupied by the United States, United Kingdom and France known collectively as West Berlin. The three sectors occupied by the Western nations were sealed off from the rest of the GDR by the Berlin Wall from its construction in 1961 until it was brought down in 1989; the official name was Deutsche Demokratische Republik abbreviated to DDR. Both terms were used in East Germany, with increasing usage of the abbreviated form since East Germany considered West Germans and West Berliners to be foreigners following the promulgation of its second constitution in 1968.
West Germans, the western media and statesmen avoided the official name and its abbreviation, instead using terms like Ostzone, Sowjetische Besatzungszone, sogenannte DDR. The centre of political power in East Berlin was referred to as Pankow. Over time, the abbreviation DDR was increasingly used colloquially by West Germans and West German media; the term Westdeutschland, when used by West Germans, was always a reference to the geographic region of Western Germany and not to the area within the boundaries of the Federal Republic of Germany. However, this use was not always consistent. Before World War II, Ostdeutschland was used to describe all the territories east of the Elbe, as reflected in the works of sociologist Max Weber and political theorist Carl Schmitt. Explaining the internal impact of the DDR regime from the perspective of German history in the long term, historian Gerhard A. Ritter has argued that the East German state was defined by two dominant forces – Soviet Communism on the one hand, German traditions filtered through the interwar experiences of German Communists on the other.
It always was constrained by the powerful example of the prosperous West, to which East Germans compared their nation. The changes wrought by the Communists were most apparent in ending capitalism and transforming industry and agriculture, in the militarization of society, in the political thrust of the educational system and the media. On the other hand, there was little change made in the independent domains of the sciences, the engineering professions, the Protestant churches, in many bourgeois lifestyles. Social policy, says Ritter, became a critical legitimization tool in the last decades and mixed socialist and traditional elements about equally. At the Yalta Conference during World War II, the Allies (the U. S. the UK and
Piko is a German model train brand in Europe that exports to the United States and other parts of the world. Founded in 1949, PIKO was once a state-owned enterprise in the German Democratic Republic, supplying a share of model trains in Eastern Europe. In 1992, after the reunification of Germany, the company was purchased by PIKO Spielwaren GmbH. PIKO Spielwaren GmbH was founded in April 1992 by Dr. René F. Wilfer, PIKO’s President, working in the toy industry since 1986 and had managed a model building company. PIKO manufactures its own products, at its headquarters factory in Sonneberg Germany, at its own factory, PIKO China, in Chashan, PRC; the G-Scale product line is made in Sonneberg. The HO-Scale "Classic-Nostalgie" line is made in Sonneberg; the HO-Scale "Expert", "Hobby", "SmartControl", "SmartControlLight" and "myTrain" lines, as well as the N-Scale and TT-Scale lines, are made at PIKO China. PIKO today manufactures over 1500 different products in the following model train scales: G-Scale: A line of both American and European-prototype weather-resistant models for indoor and outdoor use, including starter sets, locomotives and freight cars, buildings and accessories.
HO-Scale: A line of European-prototype models including starter sets, locomotives and freight cars, buildings and accessories. TT-Scale: A line of European-prototype locomotives and cars. N-Scale: A line of European-prototype models including locomotives and buildings. In Germany, PIKO products are distributed from the firm's headquarters in Sonneberg to a network of retailers. In other countries, PIKO distributors and representatives perform a similar function. In America and distribution to retailers is handled by PIKO America in San Diego, CA. PIKO official homepage PIKO official webshop PIKO America official homepage News about PIKO G
Burgomaster is the English form of various terms in or derived from Germanic languages for the chief magistrate or executive of a city or town. The name in English was derived from the Dutch burgemeester. In some cases, Burgomaster was the title of the head of state and head of government of a sovereign city-state, sometimes combined with other titles, such as Hamburg's First Mayor and President of the Senate). Contemporary titles are translated into English as mayor. In history in many free imperial cities the function of burgomaster was held by three persons, serving as an executive college. One of the three being burgomaster in chief for a year, the second being the prior burgomaster in chief, the third being the upcoming one. Präsidierender Bürgermeister is now an obsolete formulation sometimes found in historic texts. In an important city in a city state, where one of the Bürgermeister has a rank equivalent to that of a minister-president, there can be several posts called Bürgermeister in the city's executive college, justifying the use of a compound title for the actual highest magistrate, such as: Regierender Bürgermeister in West Berlin and reunited Berlin, while in Berlin the term Bürgermeister without attribute – English Mayor – refers to his deputies, while the heads of the 12 boroughs of Berlin are called Bezirksbürgermeister, English borough mayor.
Erster Bürgermeister in Hamburg Bürgermeister und Präsident des Senats in Bremen Amtsbürgermeister can be used for the chief magistrate of a Swiss constitutive canton, as in Aargau 1815–1831 Bürgermeister, in German: in Germany, South Tyrol, in Switzerland. In Switzerland, the title was abolished mid-19th century. Oberbürgermeister is the most common version for a mayor in a big city in Germany; the Ober- prefix is used in many ranking systems for the next level up including military designations. The mayors of cities, which comprise one of Germany's 112 urban districts bear this title. Urban districts are comparable to independent cities in the English-speaking world; however the mayors of some cities, which do not comprise an urban district, but used to comprise one until the territorial reforms in the 1970s, bear the title Oberbürgermeister. Borgmester Borgarstjóri Borgermester Börgermester Burgomaestre Purkmistr Burgumaisu Borgomastro or Sindaco-Borgomastro: in few communes of Lombardy Burgemeester in Dutch: in Belgium a party-political post, though formally nominated by the regional government and answerable to it, the federal state and the province.
Mayor. In the Netherlands nominated by the municipal council but appointed by the crown. In theory above the parties, in practice a high-profile party-political post. Bourgmestre in Belgium and the Democratic Republic of the Congo Bürgermeister Burmistras, derived from German. Buergermeeschter Polgármester, derived from German. Burmistrz, a mayoral title, derived from German; the German form Oberbürgermeister is translated as Nadburmistrz. The German-derived terminology reflects the involvement of German settlers in the early history of many Polish towns. Borgmästare, kommunalborgmästare. Boargemaster Pormestari In the Netherlands and Belgium, the mayor is an appointed government position, whose main responsibility is chairing the executive and legislative councils of a municipality. In the Netherlands, mayors chair both the council of the municipal council, they are members of the council of mayor and aldermen and have their own portfolios, always including safety and public order. They have a representative role for the municipal government, both to its civilians and to other authorities on the local and national level.
A large majority of mayors are members of a political party. This can be the majority party in the municipal council. However, the mayors are expected to exercise their office in a non-partisan way; the mayor is appointed by the national government for a renewable six-year term. In the past, mayors for important cities were chosen after negotiations between the national parties; this appointment procedure has been criticised. The party D66 had a direct election of the mayor as one of the main objectives in its platform. In the early 2000s, proposals for change were discussed in the national parliament. However
Werner Stötzer was a German Artist and Sculptor. For the last three decades of his life he lived and worked in Altlangsow in the marshy Oderbruch region of Brandenburg. After a training as a Ceramics modeller at the Vocational Arts Academy in Sonneberg, Stötzer moved on to study between 1949 and 1951 at the Grand Ducal Arts Academy in Weimar, where his teachers included Heinrich Domke, Hans van Breek and Siegfried Tschiersky; because of a reorganisation at the Weimar academy he transferred to Dresden where he continued his studies at the city's Academy of Fine Arts from 1951 till 1953, taught by Eugen Hoffmann and Walter Arnold. Between 1954 and 1958 her was a "Master Schoolman" with Gustav Seitz at the Berlin Academy of Arts where contemporaries included Manfred Böttcher, Harald Metzkes and the painter Ernst Schroeder, he formed lifelong friendships with the first two of these three. On concluding of his time as a Master Schoolman he embarked on a career as a freelance artist. In 1974 he worked with Konrad Wolf on the tragicomedy film The Naked Man on the Sports Ground, himself taking a small cameo role as the town mayor.
Werner Stötzer worked as a teacher. From 1975 till 1978 he was a guest lecturer at the Berlin-Weißensee High Arts Academy, between 1987 and 1990 he held a teaching professorship at the East German Arts Academy. From 1978 he was employed at the Berlin Arts Academy where he served as Vice-president from 1990-1993, and where he mentored a number of younger artists. His own "Master Schoolmen" from this period included Horst Engelhardt, Berndt Wilde, Joachim Böttcher and Mark Lammert. Werner Stötzer was first married to graphic Artist Renate Rauschenbach from 1961 to 1992. With their daughter Carla they lived in their house in Berlin-Altglienicke from 1961 to 1978 in. After living in a succession of apartments and ateliers in Berlin and Vilmnitz on the Island of Rügen, he relocated to Altlangsow, some 70 km to the east of Berlin and some 20 km to the west of the frontier with Poland. Here, for thirty years, he worked, living in a former presbytery with his second wife, the sculptress Sylvia Hagen. From this marriage their son Carl-Hagen Stötzer was born in 1978.
1962 Will Lammert Prize from the German Academy of Arts 1975 Käthe Kollwitz Prize from the German Academy of Arts 1977 National Prize of East Germany 1986 National Prize of East Germany 1994 Ernst Rietschel Arts Prize for Sculpture 2008 Brandenburg Arts Prize 2009 Honorary citizenship of the Town of Seelow 1956 Sitzender Junge, Bronze 1959/60 Fragen eines lesenden Arbeiters und Lesender Arbeiter in the courtyard of the Berlin State Library, Unter den Linden, Bronzerelief 1963 Portrait of Gerhard Kettner, Bronze bust 1965 Grieving women, Marble relief 1966-1968 Bronze door for the Our Lady Monastery, Magdeburg 1967 Babi Jar and Lithography 1970 Draft Bronze door for the St Thomas's Church in Erfurt 1972 Auschwitz group, Marble 1980 Stage sets and mask for Electra at the German Theatre, Berlin 1981 Große Sitzende 1982–84 Saale and Werra, Sculpture Park, Magdeburg 1985-86 Marble Relief wall Alte Welt for the Marx-Engels-Forum in Berlin-Mitte 1986–87 Mother and child 1988 Gypsey woman from Marzahn 1995 Torso 1996 Fliehende 1996 Undine 2002 Liegende 1960 Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, National Gallery 1963 Magdeburg, Kulturhistorisches Museum 1964 Altenburg, Stralsund, Erfurt 1965 Wien, Galerie "ZB" 1970 Potsdam 1972 Leipzig, Dresden 1979 Rostock, Galerie am Boulevard 1982 Ravensburg 1986 Bremen, Gerhard-Marcks-Haus 1995 Zürich, World Trade Center 1996 Lago Maggiore, Via Gambarone 1998 Frankfurt am Main, Galerie Schwind 1999 Duisburg, Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum 2000 Düsseldorf, Galerie Beethovenstraße 2001 Berlin, Galerie Leo Coppi 2002 Berlin, galerie+edition refugium 2003 Frankfurt am Main, Galerie Schwind 2004 Bremen, „Sich dem Stein stellen“, Gerhard-Marcks-Haus 2005 Dresden, Galerie Beyer 2005 Leipzig, Galerie Schwind 2006 Berlin, Academy of Arts, „Märkische Steine“ 2006 Dresden, Leonhardi-Museum, „Wegzeichen“ 2006 Berlin, Galerie LEO.
COPPI 2009 Frankfurt am Main, Galerie Schwind 2013 Hamburg, Open-Air-Schau Figur als Widerstand am Jungfernstieg
Frankenblick is a municipality in the Sonneberg district of Thuringia, Germany. Frankenblick was formed on 1 January 2012 by the merger of the former municipalities Effelder-Rauenstein and Mengersgereuth-Hämmern. Today, it consists of the districts Effelder, Rauenstein, Grümpen, Rabenäußig, Rückerswind, Meschenbach, Döhlau and Mengersgereuth-Hämmern