Regina Klein was born in 1937 in Hirschberg, Silesia, in what is now Poland. In 1947 she was evacuated to the Soviet occupation zone. She moved with her family to Quedlinburg in 1952, where she still lives today. After school, she was trained as a saleswoman before joining the public enterprise (VEB) Philopharm in 1965, which produced medicines for the DDR and for export.
Regina Klein worked there until 1990, becoming a chemical technician after further education in evening school. She was part of a mentor’s brigade (Patenbrigade) that brought together workers with international students from the “Dorothea Christiane Erxleben” Medical School in Quedlinburg to make mutual visits and joint excursions.
More excerpts from Regina Klein’s interview will follow soon.