Paul Hornick - Paul Hornick

Paul Hornick (born September 18, 1898 in Forst in der Lausitz , † September 9, 1964 in Cottbus ) was a German politician ( KPD , SED ).

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Paul Hornick attended elementary school in Forst from 1905 to 1913 . He then completed an apprenticeship as a plasterer until 1916 . At the same time, he was involved in the proletarian youth movement in Berlin from 1913 and was also active in trade unions.

In 1919 Hornick joined the Communist Party of Germany (KPD). In the same year he took part in the founding of the KPD local group in Forst. In the further course of the 1920s Hornick held numerous functionary posts within the KPD: He was a member of the KPD district leadership in Lusatia and Berlin-Brandenburg. In addition, he temporarily served as 1st secretary of the federal leadership of the Red Front Fighters Association . From 1930 to 1932 he was also a member of his party for constituency 2 (Berlin) in the Reichstag .

After Hornick was briefly arrested in July 1933, he went to Belgium in 1935 on the instructions of the party leadership of the KPD to head the KPD's illegal border work in the Belgian-German border area from Brussels . During the Spanish Civil War Hornick was a member of the International Brigades from 1937 to 1939 , including as a staff officer of the XI. International Brigade . After the defeat of the Republicans, he was interned in Le Vernet and Algeria until 1942 . In 1943 he emigrated to the USSR .

In 1956 Paul Hornick returned to the GDR and joined the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED). Professionally, he initially worked as an assistant to the director of the nationally owned company Schwarze Pump Hoyerswerda . From 1958 to 1964 he was chairman of the district party control commission and member of the office of the SED district leadership in Cottbus. In 1958 he received the Patriotic Order of Merit in silver. [1]



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  1. ^ Neue Zeit , October 7, 1958, p. 5