Press cartoon of the week Helmut Kohl 1930-2017

The man who tore down the Wall

Published on 20 June 2017 at 09:02

Former German chancellor Helmut Kohl died on 16 June in his hometown of Ludwigshafen at 87.

A long-serving leader of the ruling CDU party, he relentlessly worked on the reunification of Western and Eastern Germany, symbolised by the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989 and paved the way towards introducing the European single currency, and the enlargement of the EU to former Communist countries.

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