Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Rudi Pawelka is a German politician, representative of the German Christian Democratic Union. Born on 24 March, 1940, in Breslau, Silesia, Pawelka is an important German politician of the CDU. He is also the spokesman of the former German forced laborers (Arbeitskreises Deutsche Zwangsarbeiter or AKDZ) and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Silesian Museum in Görlitz. Pawelka was a Chief Police Director official. From 1971 was the second National Chairman of the "Friends of former CSU" and is currently an active member of the CDU. Between 1975 and 1990 he was Chairman of the CDU branch in Leverkusen-Rheindorf. From 1990 to 1994, and again from 2004 to 2009 he was a councilor in Leverkusen. In 2000 he succeeded Herbert Hupka as Federal Chairman of the Landsmannschaft Schlesien. From 2001 to 2005 Pawelka was Chairman of the Prussian Trust.