East German Diplomatic Passport Of Schalck-Golodkowski. Parts of the estate of the former GDR currency trader Alexander Schalck-Golodkowski’s estate were auctioned off in Hamburg for around EUR 70,000. We are very pleased with the balance sheet,”said the auction house. The starting price for the approximately 40 items was a sum of about 30,000 euros.
Among other things, this included a large number of medals and awards from the SED business functionary. A Karl-Marx-Orden, the highest award of the GDR, reached with 8000 Euro the highest auction value. An agent’s pair of glasses and the diplomatic passport of Schalck-Golodkowski were hammered for 3300 euros. In addition to hall providers and live bidders on the Internet, there were also a number of telephone bidders from Germany, the USA and Russia.
Alexander Schalck-Golodkowski is considered to be one of the most dazzling GDR personalities. The former colonel of the Ministry of State Security (MfS) had died in June 2015 at the age of 82. In 1983, he had negotiated a billion-dollar loan in D-Mark for the GDR with the then CSU leader Franz Josef Strauß. The business saved the GDR from state bankruptcy. Alexander Schalck-Golodkowski (3 July 1932 – 21 June 2015) was a politician and trader in the German Democratic Republic. He was director of a main department (‘Hauptverwaltungsleiter’) in the Ministry for Foreign Trade and German Domestic Trade (1956–62), the Deputy Minister for External Trade (1967–75), and head of the GDR’s Kommerzielle Koordinierung (KoKo, 1966–86).
East German Diplomatic Passport Of Schalck-Golodkowski