Photographic exhibition “100 years in 100 pictures”
Photographic exhibition | Hamburg, extended to 31 Oct 2019
Book weekend tours here Every Friday at 3.30 p.m.: free 15-minute introduction to the photographic exhibition. No booking required.
For anyone who…
Tour of the private house
Take a look at the home of Helmut and Loki Schmidt in Langenhorn, Hamburg. Included in the virtual tour are the former chancellor’s study, the gallery, the grand piano and the living room where the statesman sat with such figures…
Helmut Schmidt – a Hanseatic institution
He was born in Hamburg and he died in Hamburg. He lived for over 96 years in Hamburg. Helmut Schmidt always remained faithful to his home, the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. He was Federal Chancellor of Germany and a statesman. Yet he was also a…
Overview of the life of a statesman.
Helmut Schmidt born 23 December 1918 in Hamburg.
School leaving examination at Lichtwarkschule Hamburg Enlistment in Reich Labour Service (Reichsarbeitsdienst) Called up for two years of military service
A place for research
When Helmut Schmidt died in 2015, the statesman’s archives held 2,800 files, an extensive collection of dossiers, and 25,000 books and photograph albums. The papers relating to the life and work of this exceptional 20th century figure have been made available for academic…
About us – What does the foundation do?
The Federal Chancellor Helmut Schmidt Foundation commemorates one of the most important 20th century German statesmen. It was not just in his role as Senator (minister) for Home Affairs in Hamburg or as the fifth Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany…
The German Bundestag established the Federal Chancellor Helmut Schmidt Foundation by act of parliament on 1 January 2017. Its constitution regulates the foundation’s purpose and its bodies.
You can download the German text of the constitution and the act of parliament below:
The Federal Chancellor Helmut Schmidt Foundation is managed by a board of trustees. It is made up of six members plus six deputies appointed for five years by the Federal President. These representatives of politics and wider society were associated with Helmut Schmidt in various ways…
Global markets and social justice
What reconciles people and markets?
For Helmut Schmidt the welfare state was one of Europe’s most important cultural achievements in the 20th century. The 2007-2008 financial crisis shifted the global economic and political balance of power and has led many…
Open society in crisis
Communicating political common sense: How can we confront populism?
Informed, balanced and reasonable debate was one of Helmut Schmidt’s trademarks. His approach to policy making was through debate, argument and even dispute in an open and free society.