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SCHERZER, Landolf
Landolf Scherzer, born in Dresden in 1944, made a name for himself with critical reports during the GDR. These reports got him expelled from university, where he had studied journalism. He became a jounalist anyway and, in 1975, a freelance writer. In 1988 he published a collection of critical reports, titled Der Erste (The First Man), which chronicles Scherzer's time observing one county's first secretary of the Communist Party, the most powerful local position, comparable to that of a county commissioner. After unification, Scherzer again spent about amonth observing the work of the same county's commissioner, this time a former military officer from West Germany.


Der Neunte Tag (The Ninth Day), from Der Zweite, (Berlin: Aufbau Verlag, 1997): Vol 5, No. 1

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