Correspondence with Adenauer, Konrad

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      GB 1556 3000/9/1/38
  • Dates of Creation
      05/04/1955 - 05/04/1955
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      1 letter

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A letter of appreciation to Adenauer for the nomination of Alfred Wiener for the Bundesverdienstkreuz, the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany).

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Konrad Hermann Joseph Adenauer (1876–1967) served as first chancellor of West Germany from 1949-63, and parallel as its foreign minister from 1951-55. He was one of the founding fathers of the country’s conservative party and served as its chairman from 1950-66. He campaigned for a tie with the Western Bloc, the European Integration, an active role of Germany in the NATO and a social market economy. See Biermann, W., Konrad Adenauer: Ein Jahrhundertleben, Berlin, Rowohlt, 2017.

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