Sylvia Bretschneider, German politician, Died at 58

Sylvia Bretschneider was born on November 14, 1960, and died on April 28, 2019; she was a German teacher, education administrator and politician (SPD).

She was a member of the Landtag of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern from 1994 and became speaker of the state parliament in 2002.

Sylvia was, conceived in Waren (Müritz), a small town located between Rostock and Berlin.

She attended school locally, completing her Abitur in 1979. Between 1979 and 1983, Sylvia studied at the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Language Sciences at the Leipzig University, then called Karl Marx University, graduating with a teaching degree for the English and German languages.

Sylvia served as a teacher in Neubrandenburg between 1983 and 1989.

In 1989, Sylvia switched careers, working for a year in a senior administrative position with the bus and transport company in her home town.

Sylvia then served, between 1990 and 1994, at the Neubrandenburg Education Department.

Sadly, Sylvia Bretschneider passed away on April 28, 2019; she was 58 years old.