In the latest episode of Cold War People we look at an important and controversial figure, and the leader of East Germany for decades after World War 2. Walter Ulbricht.
He was closely involved in the events that led to the building of the Berlin Wall, and was the dominant figure in East German life throughout the 1950s and 1960s. He became an important and influential Communist not just in East Germany, but also the wider Communist world.
PS - the next episode is on Dwight Eisenhower..