Photo Gallery Helmut Schmidt's Life in Pictures

Helmut Schmidt was chancellor of West Germany from 1974 to 1982, but he grew to mean so much more to the country. In the decades since his term at the top, he became Germany's beloved elder statesman and a truly incisive commentator on current events.
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Foto: Wolfgang Kumm/ picture alliance / dpa
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Foto: Maurizio Gambarini/ picture-alliance/ dpa