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Thilo Sarrazin  

German Politician, Writer and Former Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank

Thilo Sarrazin is a German politician (SPD), writer and former member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank. 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.

In his 2010 book Deutschland schafft sich ab ("Germany Is Doing Away With Itself" or "Germany Is Abolishing Itself"), the most popular book on politics by a German-language author in a decade, he denounces the failure of Germany's post-war immigration policy, sparking a nation-wide controversy about the costs and benefits of the idea of multiculturalism.

In 2012 another book by Sarrazin was published, Europa braucht den Euro nicht ("Europe doesn't need the euro"); the book argues that the introduction of a single currency in Europe, in the form of the Euro, was a bad idea and one that should be overturned.


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