Otto Braun (Li De)

Otto Braun (Li De)

Otto Braun (28 September 1900, Ismaning, Upper Bavaria – 15 August 1974, Varna) was a German Communist with a long and varied career.

His most significant role was as a Comintern agent sent to China in 1934, to advise the Communist Party of China (CPC) on military strategy during the Chinese Civil War. At the time Braun adopted a Chinese name, Li De (Chinese: 李德; pinyin: Lǐ Dé, Li the German); it was only many years later that Otto Braun and "Li De" came to be known as the one and the same person.

Read more about Otto Braun (Li De):  Early Life, Communist Activity in The 1920s and Early 1930s, In China, Soviet Period in The 1940s, Return To Germany and Later Years

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