Gerhard Pohl

Gerhard Pohl (16 August 1937 – 30 May 2012) was a German politician and a member of the East German CDU.[1] He served as Minister of Economics from April to August 1990, in the cabinet of Lothar de Maizière.[2]

Gerhard Pohl
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1990-0419-036, Berlin, Gespräch Gerhard Pohl, Helmut Haussmann
Gerhard Pohl (left), along with Franz Bertele (center) and Helmut Haussmann (right), in April 1990
Minister for Economics of the German Democratic Republic
In office
12 April 1990 – 16 August 1990
Preceded byChrista Luft
Succeeded byHelmut Haussmann (after German reunification)
Personal details
Born16 August 1937
Guben, Province of Brandenburg, Nazi Germany
Died30 May 2012 (aged 74)
Schwielochsee, Brandenburg, Germany
NationalityEast German
Political partyCDU (East Germany)
Alma materDresden University of Technology
ProfessionEngineering economist



Pohl held a Diplom in Engineering economics from the Dresden University of Technology. He was a member of the East German People's Chamber from 1981 to 1990.


Pohl died on May 30, 2012 after drowning near his home of East Germany.


  1. ^ "Vermutlich ein Badeunfall - Letzter DDR-Wirtschaftsminister Gerhard Pohl im Schwielochsee ertrunken - Märkische Allgemeine - Nachrichten für das Land Brandenburg". 2012-05-31. Retrieved 2012-05-31.
  2. ^ Bernstein, Nina (16 August 1990). "4 Top E. German Aides Fired After Protests". Newsday.
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Günther Pohl (born 1939), German longdistance- and ultra/marathon runner

Hans-Peter Pohl (born 1965), German former winter sports athlete and Olympic skier in the Nordic combined discipline

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Hugo von Pohl (1855–1916), German admiral

James L. Pohl, American lawyer and officer in the United States Army

Jannik Pohl (born 1996), Danish football forward

Jason Pohl (born 1981), chopper designer

Johann Baptist Emanuel Pohl (1782–1834), Austrian botanist

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John Pohl (born 1979), American professional ice hockey player

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