Dietmar Bartsch was born in 1958, studied political economy in Berlin and earned a Doctorate degree in Moscow. Since 2015 he is leading the faction of DIE LINKE, THE LEFT with Sahra Wagenknecht in the German Parliament, the Bundestag.
“The residents of the East German village Unterleuten didn’t read the papers, didn’t watch TV, didn’t use the World Wide Web. Politicians didn’t pay attention to Unterleuten – why would Unterleuten pay attention to politics? The village was missing stores, doctors, clergymen, the postal service, a pharmacy, as well as a school – it didn’t have sewerage either.” Juli Zeh hereby hits the bull’s eye.