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  • A security policy déjà vu?

    In October 2019 it was fifty years since Helmut Schmidt became Defence Minister. What remains of his foreign policy legacy? An analysis by Dr. Meik Woyke, Chairman of the Board and Managing Director of the Bundeskanzler-Helmut-Schmidt-Stiftung and Dr. Julia Strasheim, Deputy Managing Director and…
  • Imprint

    Imprint Imprint: Bundeskanzler-Helmut-Schmidt-Stiftung Kattrepel 10 20095 Hamburg Phone: +49 40/ 18 23 12 18 E-Mail: info@helmut-schmidt.de Represented by: Board: Dr. Meik Woyke (Chairman of the management board and managing director), Dr. Hans-Gerhard Husung, Bernd Neuendorf Responsible…
  • Global markets and social justice

    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

    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. Our…
  • The European consensus

    The European consensus The European paradox: What (still) holds Europe together? Throughout his political career Helmut Schmidt was an advocate of the idea of a united Europe. But today European unity is under threat from many sides, both in theory and in practice. And yet for the large…
  • Helmut Schmidt Archives

    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…
  • Politician, commentator and pioneer

    Politician, commentator and pioneer Helmut Schmidt was one of the most important 20th-century German statesmen. As a politician, political author and pioneer, he has had a lasting influence on German and international politics. Born in Hamburg in 1918, Helmut Schmidt was an SPD member of the…
  • Curriculum vitae

    Curriculum vitae Overview of the life of a statesman. 1918 Helmut Schmidt born 23 December 1918 in Hamburg. 1937/1938 School leaving examination at Lichtwarkschule Hamburg Enlistment in Reich Labour Service (Reichsarbeitsdienst) Called up for two years of military service 1939…
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  • Helmut and Loki Schmidt Foundation

    Conserving a unique legacy The Helmut and Loki Schmidt Foundation is located in the couple’s former home in Langenhorn, Hamburg. Helmut and Loki Schmidt themselves set up the foundation in 1992 when they celebrated their golden wedding. The foundation’s purpose is to enable long-term public…

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