Alexander Abusch (February 14, 1902, Nuremberg - January 27, 1982, East Berlin) was a German journalist, non-fiction writer, and politician. Abusch joined the Communist Party of Germany (KPD) in 1918. He would serve as editor of some KPD publications. In 1937, he became part of the exiled KPD leadership in Paris, later in Toulouse. In 1941 he shifted to Mexico, where he became a member of the Free Germany Movement. Between 1948 to 1950 he was part of the party leadership of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany. Between 1958 and 1961 he served as Minister of Culture of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany).