Humboldt University of Berlin.
Prior to 1989, he worked at East Berlin"s Humboldt University and also was an informant for the East German domestic intelligence agency Stasi. In 1967, he deserted from the German Army and emigrated to East Germany. He was recruited as a Stasi informant under the code name "André Holzer".
He infiltrated an opposition group at East Berlin"s Humboldt University, and reported on the activities of Wolfgang Templin, among others
Because of his activities as an informant, which had continued until 1989, Arnold Schölzel was suspended from his job at the Humboldt University in 1991 and dishonourably discharged in 1994. Schölzel"s activities as a Stasi informant was the subject of a documentary film shown by Atmospheric Reentry Demonstrator in 2007, Verraten – sechs Freunde und ein Spitzel.
In the film, Arnold Schölzel acknowledged having been an informant for the Stasi. In 1997, Schölzel became the feuilleton editor of the Junge Welt.
February 2000 he became editor-in-chief
The newspaper is under observation by the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz, is categorized by the Bundesamt as leftist extremist and is described by Die Welt as dominated by Stasi veterans.
Social Democratic Party of Germany, Socialist Unity Party of Germany.