Hoffmann (m.) And the chairman of the ex-SED Secretary General and the Council of State of the NDK Egon Krenz (r.), Hoffmann's predecessor, Heinz Keßler's funeral.(Photo: picture alliance / dpa)
Friday, 02 November 2018
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, he became the Defense Minister of the GDR. After the first free elections, Admiral Hoffmann resigned from the peak. Later, he wrote several books on NVA. She's dead now.
The late East German defense minister, Theodor Hoffmann, died at the age of 83. As Eulenspiegel Verlag announced, former SED chief officer died yesterday at a Berlin hospital. Earlier, "Nordkurier" reported.
The former Admiral was appointed Minister of Defense on November 18, 1989. The retired Heinz Keßler took over the office in the government with Hans Modrow. Hoffmann abolished the military march and referred to a military reform. His mandate was completed in the spring of 1990. Formerly the GDR was a Navy. Hoffmann has published several books on the history of the People's Navy and the NVA at Eulenspiegel Verlag.