Hermann Liebmann

Hermann Liebmann ( born August 18, 1882 in Paunsdorf, † September 6, 1935 in Leipzig) was a German politician (SPD). He died shortly after his release from the effects of abuse that had inflicted the Nazis in concentration camps.

Life and work

Liebmann learned the trade of a former and joined the SPD after two years of military service 1905. From 1913 to 1933 Liebmann served as editor of the newspaper Leipziger people.

Together with the majority of the Social Democratic Party organization he joined in 1917 as a protest against the civil peace policy of the Berlin SPD party executive of the USPD in. In November 1918 he was a member of the Select Committee of the Leipzig Workers 'and Soldiers' Council.

From 1919 to 1923, Liebmann member of the Saxon State Parliament, first as secretary of the Independent Socialist parliamentary group, from 1922 back to the Group of the United Social Democratic Party. At the same time he was a city councilor in Leipzig. On April 1, 1923, Liebmann Saxon Interior Minister and Deputy Prime Minister under Erich Zeigner (SPD). From October 31 1923 to January 4, 1924, he was holding office under Alfred Fellisch. From 1924 to 1926 Liebmann was Deputy Chairman, 1926-1929 Chairman and 1930-1933 attendee of the SPD parliamentary group.

Liebmann was arrested in 1933 and was until 1935 in Hohenstein concentration camp and in the concentration camp Colditz prisoner. He was in command of the Reich Governor Martin Mutschmann abused constantly hard during this time. When he was released, he was seriously ill. Hermann Liebmann died - the indication of the exile newspaper New Forward - shortly afterwards from the effects of torture.

Saxon Interior Minister

Liebmann turned his attention primarily on the fight against right activities. He unmasked the beginning of 1923 the readers of the Saxon community newspaper as a covert continuation of the forbidden German Nationalists protection and Trutzbundes and let their weapons and anti-Semitic leaflets confiscated. The Diet he gave an account of nationalistic activities of the lodge " German Herold 'and the German National Retail Clerks Association, the German Farmers' High School in Hellerau and the Casino of young farmers. He also showed the compounds of the Dresden City Council, the German Nationalists Freedom Party, also warned of the right bases in the Vogtland, the connections to the Orgesch (Organisation Escherich ) and the Nazi Party in Bavaria kept up. He made ​​it his duty to " the dangers that threaten the republic by such efforts to capture, if possible. " (Minister speech on April 17, 1923)


  • Since May 1945, the former Church Street in Volkmarsdorf bears his name.
  • For structural reasons, was closed in 1992 in Leipzig until then existing Hermann Liebmann High School.
  • The new traffic key Hermann Liebmann Bridge was dedicated by the Leipzig mayor Wolfgang Tiefensee On June 29, 2004. The old bridge had to be demolished in 2002 for it.