do not mention the war

Helmut Schmidt, 1918 – 2015

In History on November 11, 2015 at 10:00

Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F048646-0033, Dortmund, SPD-Parteitag, Helmut Schmidt

One of Germany’s best known politicians. One dares to say that he was the most charismatic German chancellor after 1945 only behind Willy Brandt and closely followed by Helmut Kohl, who only got that far because he had a golden opportunity. Helmut Schmidt, a pragmatic man had to lead his country from the age of the long boom into the era in which unemployment continuously rose and the gap between rich and poor ever more increased.

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