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Jan Josef Liefers

Jan Josef Liefers

Born in Dresden in 1964

Jan Josef Liefers is an actor, musician, film director and producer. In addition, he plays an active role in politics and society, for instance by supporting development policy organisations such as ONE and the NCL foundation. He was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2011 in recognition of his civic engagement, and in 2013 he received the Annemarie-Renger Prize awarded by the German branch of the welfare organisation Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund. On 4 November 1989, Jan Josef Liefers spoke before a massive crowd demonstrating for political reform at Berlin’s Alexanderplatz.