Konrad Weiss

Biography

  • born 17th February 1942 in Lauban (Silesia); catholic; married; three daughters, three grandchildren
  • Secondary School, professional training as an electrician in Genthin, Abitur at the Adult Education School
  • 1963-1965 co-worker in the Pastoral Department of Catholic Church in Magdeburg
  • 1965-1969 study on the German College of Cinematic Art in Potsdam-Babelsberg
  • 1969-1990 director in the DEFA studio for documentary films, Berlin
  • 1989 co-founder and speaker for the German citizen movement Demokratie Jetzt (Democracy Now)
  • 1989/90 representative of Demokratie Jetzt on the Round Table; Member of Volkskammer (former East-German parliament)
  • 1990-1994 Member of Deutschen Bundestages für Alliance 90/Greens
  • since 1995 free-lance Author and Publicist
  • Honorary activity

  • Action Reconciliation Service for Peace (Member of board of trustees)
  • Stiftung Amcha fund in Germany (former Member of board of directors)
  • Stiftung Foundation Gollwitz Manor House (former meber of board of trustees)
  • Bürgerbüro e.V. - Community work for victims of Communist dictatorship
  • Collegium Europaeum Jenense at the Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena (Corresponding member)
  • Deutsch-Israelische Gesellschaft German-Israeli Society (former Vice President)
  • Deutsche Stiftung für UNO-Fluechtlingshilfe - German foundation for refugees' aid
  • Further biographical sources (in German)

  • Archive of the Robert Havemann Society
  • The DEFA Foundation
  • LeMO, the virtual Museum
  • The Munzinger Archive