Adolph Hoffmann


– Social Democratic politician, critic of the church and its role in public life (published the classic short book, Die zehn Gebote und die besitzende Klasse, or The Ten Commandments and the Ruling Class, in 1891); joined the USPD in 1917; Prussian Minister for Science, Art and National Education alongside Konrad Haenisch 1918-1919; joined the VKPD in 1920; in the leadership of the KPD and the KAG with Paul Levi from 1920 to 1922; rejoined the SPD in 1922; member of the National Assembly in 1904-1906; member of the Reichstag from 1920 to 1928.