BORN 25 Oct 1928, Schweidnitz, Niederschlesien - DIED 6 Feb 2005, Jena, Thüringen|
GRAVE LOCATION Weimar, Thüringen: Friedhof vor dem Frauentor (Alter Friedhof)
Armin Müller was the son of a labourer and grew up in modest circumstances. Towards the end of the Second World War he was forced to join the army and captured by the Russians. He escaped and in 1945 he came to Weimar. There he was involved in the first antifascist youth movement in Thüringen.
He held several official positions in the DDR and from 1961 he was able to live from his literary work. He received the Prize for Literature and Art of Weimar in 1960 and the Heinrich-Heine Prize in 1961. More prizes followed.
Müller regretted the political changes of 1989 and remained loyal to DDR style socialism until his death in 2005.