Lothar De Maizière - Notable Quotation

Notable Quotation

"Remember that Moses led his people through the desert for forty years, and that after twenty years people began to complain . . .

they told Moses that life in the desert was too difficult, and that at least while they were slaves they had had food and water and places to sleep. Moses's friends asked him how long he thought people would be complaining like this, and he replied, "Until the last person born under slavery has died". Our situation is very similar. The psychological gap between eastern and western Germany will last for at least a generation, or perhaps until the last person born under Communism has passed away.

Political offices
Preceded by
Hans Modrow
Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the German Democratic Republic
Succeeded by
Post abolished
The territory of the German

Democratic Republic became part of the Federal Republic of Germany under Chancellor Helmut Kohl.

Chairmen of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (DDR)
  • Andreas Hermes
  • Jakob Kaiser
  • Otto Nuschke
  • August Bach
  • Gerald Götting
  • Wolfgang Heyl
  • Lothar de Maizière
Foreign Ministers of Germany
German Empire
  • Thile
  • Balan
  • B.E. v. Bülow
  • Radowitz
  • Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst
  • Limburg-Stirum
  • Busch
  • Hatzfeld zu Trachenberg
  • H. v. Bismarck
  • Bieberstein
  • B. von Bülow
  • Richthofen
  • Tschirschky-Bögendorff
  • Schoen
  • Kiderlen-Waechter
  • Jagow
  • Zimmermann
  • Kühlmann
  • Hintze
  • Solf
  • Brockdorff-Rantzau
Weimar Republic
  • Brockdorff-Rantzau
  • Müller
  • Köster
  • Simons
  • Rosen
  • Wirth
  • Rathenau
  • Rosenberg
  • Stresemann
  • Curtius
  • Brüning
  • Neurath
Nazi Germany
  • Neurath
  • Ribbentrop
  • Seyss-Inquart
  • Schwerin von Krosigk
German Democratic Republic
(East Germany) (1949–1990)
  • Dertinger
  • Ackermann
  • Bolz
  • Winzer
  • Fischer
  • Meckel
  • de Maizière
Federal Republic of Germany
(since 1949)
  • Adenauer
  • Brentano
  • Schröder
  • Brandt
  • Scheel
  • Genscher
  • Kinkel
  • J. Fischer
  • Steinmeier
  • Westerwelle

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