Gustav Just

1954 meeting of German and Soviet writers and scientists Gustav Just (16 June 1921 – 23 February 2011) was First Secretary of the German Writers' Association (DSV) () and editor-in-chief of the East German weekly ''Sonntag'' until 1957, when he was sentenced to four years imprisonment after a show trial in which he was accused of having engaged in anti-constitutional activities ("inciting to boycott") along with Walter Janka, Heinz Zöger, and Richard Wolf. He was born in Reinowitz, Bohemia.

After his release he became a prolific translator of primarily Czech but also Slovak works into German and was "rehabilitated" in 1990.

He served in the Brandenburg State Parliament (as its ''Alterspräsident'', or "chairman by seniority") in the newly unified Germany until he was forced to resign in 1992 following allegations of having participated in wartime atrocities on the Eastern Front during World War II.

In 1998 he received the Johann-Heinrich-Voß-Preis für Übersetzung. Provided by Wikipedia
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