Alexander-Martin Sardina

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Alexander-Martin Sardina (German: [

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Sardina attended the Sankt Ansgar School in Hamburg, from which he graduated in 1994, and went on to study education, American studies and political science. He spent study periods in the USA, the People’s Republic of China, Macau and Hong Kong. At the same time, he trained as a Catholic religious educator from 1994 to 1997.[1] In 1997 and 1998 Sardina was employed as managing director of the Amerikazentrum Hamburg. In mid-June 2000, Sardina was the main organizer of the conference The Privatization of Education: Property and Value Creation in the Knowledge Society of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, which is close to the PDS.[2]

He wrote his state examination thesis on the subject of NAPOLAs in the Third Reich. The title of the thesis, presented in 2002 at the University of Hamburg, is: Widersprüchlichkeiten der NS-Erziehungskonzeptionen und die Nationalpolitischen Erziehungsanstalten.[3] He was awarded a “Dr. phil.” there as well the title of his two-volume dissertation presented in 2016 is: Fremdsprachenpolitische Entwicklungen unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Sprache ‘Englisch’ im System der Volksbildung in der Sowjetischen Besatzungszone und der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik (1945 bis 1989) – Eine durch Zeitzeugenaussagen ergänzte bildungsgeschichtliche Analyse auf der Grundlage von Archivalien der Sowjetischen Militäradministration in Deutschland und des Ministeriums für Volksbildung der DDR.[4][5]

Since 2003 Sardina has been working independently in non-partisan political education and consulting, mainly in Berlin.


Since 1994 Sardina is a member of the CDU and was at the same time from 1994 to 2008 a member or most recently deputy state chairman of the Junge Union (JU).[1] From 2003 to 2008 he was CDU local chairman in Hamburg-Horn, after he had prepared the foundation of the local association on 26 April 2003 from summer 2000 to spring 2003. After leaving the Hamburg Parliament in March 2008, Sardina withdrew from all internal party functions (e.g. Committee for CDU Membership Affairs). He also did not stand for re-election as local chairman, resigned from the CDU local association Hamburg-Horn in the CDU district association Hamburg-Mitte and joined the CDU local association Altona in the district association Hamburg-Altona.

Functions and mandate


From 1997 to 2002, Sardina was a deputy in the Hamburg State Authority for Schools, Youth and Vocational Training (BSJB);[6] from 2002 to 2004, a deputy in the Hamburg Senate’s Department of the Environment and Health (BUG).[7] From 2001 to 2005, Sardina served as Parliamentary Group Secretary of the CDU District Parliamentary Group Hamburg-Mitte as well as Chairman of the Citizens’ Committee of the Hamburg-Mitte District Assembly, and from 2004 to 2005 he was the Chairman of the Hamburg-Mitte District Assembly.[8] From 2002 to 2005, Sardina was also a regular member of the Senate’s “Supervisory Commission for the Placement of Mentally Ill Persons (pursuant to Section 23 of the HmbPsychKG)” and of the Senate’s “Supervisory Commission for Persons Placed in Correctional Facilities or in Detoxification Facilities (pursuant to Section 38 of the HmbMVollzG)”.[9]

Sardina was a member of the Hamburg Parliament from 3 April 2005 until the end of the 18th parliamentary term on 12 March 2008, moving up for Clemens Nieting after his resignation.[10] He was a full member of the Submissions Committee, the European Committee and the Parliamentary Investigation Committee (PUA) “Geschlossene Unterbringung Feuerbergstraße”.[11] The latter dealt with the clarification of abuses in the handling of criminal children and juveniles as well as underage offenders. In addition, he was a representative member of the Budget Committee, the Culture Committee and the Urban Development Committee.[11] Sardina was directly involved by name in 71 parliamentary initiatives.[12] Sardina was a spokesman for the CDU parliamentary group on issues of Asian policy[11][13] and also a member of the board of trustees of the Senate Foundation “Asia Bridge” elected by the plenum of the state parliament,[14] which at that time was to set development policy accents in Asia, mainly on Sri Lanka.

Sardina was the first member of the Hamburg State Parliament to operate a “constituency office” in a former shop in the Hamburg-Horn district, even before the introduction of constituencies in Hamburg; it was inaugurated with a reception by the First Mayor Ole von Beust and Sardina on 12 January 2006.[15]


Sardina has been involved in the European Movement since 1994 and is a member of the Europa-Union Hamburg. He was state committee chairman from 1997 to 1998, deputy state chairman from 2002 to 2003, and state chairman of the Young European Federalists (JEF) in Hamburg from 2003 to 2008; in 2009 he was elected honorary member of the JEF.[16] He is a member as a former member of the German Parliamentary Society[17][18] in Berlin as well as of the Friends of the Museum am Rothenbaum, the former ethnological museum in Hamburg.

Publications (monographs)

  • Alexander-Martin Sardina: “Hello, girls and boys!” – Fremdsprachenunterricht in der SBZ und DDR. Wolff Verlag, Berlin 2018, ISBN 978-3-941461-28-4.
  • Alexander-Martin Sardina: Die Nationalpolitischen Erziehungsanstalten (NAPOLAs) als Beleg für widersprüchliche NS-Erziehungskonzeptionen im Dritten Reich. Discourse and contemporary witness interviews. GRIN-Verlag, Munich 2010, ISBN 978-3-640-54533-9.
  • Alexander-Martin Sardina: American English with special reference to its historical development. Similarities and differences in comparison with British English. GRIN-Verlag, Munich 2000, ISBN 3-640-52723-2.

Web links

Individual references

  1. a b c Curriculum vitae in the introduction handbook of the CDU-Bürgerschaftsfraktion Hamburg, Hamburg 2005, page 73.
  2. Ingrid Lohmann, Rainer Rilling (eds.): Die verkaufte Bildung. Criticism and Controversies on the Commercialization of Schools, Further Education, Education and Science. [Preface (A CDU man at the PDS)]. Leske+Budrich, Opladen 2002, ISBN 3-8100-3348-0, conference publication.
  3. OCLC 179748373
  4. Entry for Volume 1 in the catalogue of the German National Library, retrieved 14 November 2018.
  5. Entry for Volume 2 in the catalogue of the German National Library, retrieved 14 November 2018.
  6. Robert Heller: Staatshandbuch Hamburg 2003. Handbook of the authorities with task descriptions and addresses of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Includes CD-ROM. (Heymanns-Verlag), Cologne 2003, p. 73.
  7. Robert Heller: Die Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Staatshandbuch Hamburg. Handbook of the authorities with task descriptions and addresses of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Includes CD-ROM. (Heymanns-Verlag), Cologne 2007, pp. 5 and 110.
  8. Federal Republic of Germany: Staatshandbuch, page 5 and 110, Cologne, C. Heymanns Verlag, 2007. ISSN 1434-2286.
  9. Bürgerschaft der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg, Berichte des Senats an die Bürgerschaft über die Tätigkeiten der Aufsichtskommissionen; hier: Printed Papers 18/3351 and 18/3964 (2002 to 2004) and 18/6432 and 18/7552 (2004 to 2005).
  10. Martin Kopp CDU parliamentary group between fatalism and gallows humour, April 15, 2005, retrieved July 5, 2019
  11. a b c The Parliament of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. 18. Electoral period. 2. Edition. Landeszentrale für politische Bildung Hamburg, Hamburg 2005, pp. 61, 71 f., 88b.
  12. Catalogue entry of the German National Library, retrieved on 2 March 2017.
  13. Sardina’s speech on China Fair Trade (2007) on the floor of Parliament.; retrieved 18 February 2017.
  14. Information by the President of the Bürgerschaft: Election of two members of the Board of Trustees of the ‘Hamburger Stiftung Asien-Brücke’. (PDF) Drucksache 18/3310, of 6 December 2005; retrieved 15 August 2016.
  15. Ole opens constituency office. In: Hamburger Morgenpost, 13 January 2006; retrieved 15 August 2016.
  16. Extract of all resolutions and elections from the register of associations file 69 VR 5904 (JEF Hamburg e. V.) at the Hamburg registry court.
  17. Heinz Riesenhuber (ed.): Die Mitglieder der Deutschen Parlamentarischen Gesellschaft. (DPG), Berlin 2010, p. 165.
  18. Helmut Herles: Die Deutsche Parlamentarische Gesellschaft Anhang: Mitgliederverzeichnis vom 11. Juni 2013. be.bra, Berlin 2013, ISBN 978-3-89809-106-0 (page 12).
  19. Entry in ACDP inventory (as of 2013), page 336, accessed 10 March 2017.