Size box: 6.5cm./2.5inch.
Size medal: 3.5cm./1.3inch.
Table medal made in the DDR with the image of Wilhlem Pieck. The back of the medal reads:”German Democratic Republic”.
Friedrich Wilhelm Reinhold Pieck (1876-1960) was a German communist politician. In 1949, he became the first, and only President of the German Democratic Republic, and the office was abolished upon his death. His successor as head of state was the collective Council of State, whose chairman, and thus most prominent member, was SED First Secretary Walter Ulbricht.
In 1919 Pieck, along with Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht was arrested in Berlin for their political activities. Liebknecht and Luxemburg were then killed while “being taken to prison” . While the two were being murdered, Pieck managed to escape.