People with a strong Berlin connection - G
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- Josef Goebbels arrived in November 1926, became the head of the Berlin section of the Nazi party. Edited the weekly Angriff. Became a member of the Reichstag in May 1928. In 1928 he became propaganda chief for the Nazis and in 1933 Minister for Propaganda. Goebbels and his entire family died along with Hitler in his bunker.
- Gunter Grass
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm professors of Göttingen University but were dismissed by the new King Ernst August (son of George 3. of Britain), who had succeeded in 1837 and immediately abrogated the constitution of Hannover. The Grimms and five other professors were dismissed when they protested against this action. They returned to Kassel until 1841, when they were invited to Berlin where they became professors at Berlin University. Although popularly known for their fairy-tales, their main work was in the field of language research. They initiated the influential dictionary the Deutsches Wörterbuch which began to appear in 1852 but was not finished until 1960.
- Walter Gropius After its expulsion from Dessau, the Bauhause moved to an abandoned telephone factory in Steglitz, which was closed by Hitler in April 1933. It then moved to London. Gropius had always had his studio in Berlin.
- Georg Grosz Born Dresden. Assumed name of Georg Ehrenfried, satirical cartoonist of the military, industrialists and the philistine middle-class. Left Germany in 1933 and lived in America until 1959. His autobiography which first appeared in 1946 is entitled Ein kleines Ja und ein großes Nein (A little Yes and a big No)
- Otto Grotewohl
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