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Thilo Sarrazin

German economist and politician

1945   -  

country of citizenship: Germany
language of expression: German
educated at: University of Bonn, Gymnasium Petrinum Recklinghausen
occupation: economist, politician, banker, essayist, non-fiction writer, postgraduate business degree holder
award received: Sappho Award
position held: Senator of Finance of Berlin

Thilo Sarrazin (born 12 February 1945) is a German politician (SPD), writer, and former member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank (until 30 September 2010). He previously served as senator of finance for the State of Berlin from January 2002 until April 2009, when he was appointed to his position at Bundesbank. He became well known worldwide after publishing a controversial book about Muslim immigrants in Germany in 2010. In his book Deutschland schafft sich ab (Germany Abolishes Itself), he denounces the failure of Germany's post-war immigration policy, sparking a nationwide controversy about the costs and benefits of multiculturalism.
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