Sunday, June 25, 2017

Helmut Kohl's Last Major Television Interview | DW Documentary

Helmut Kohl, considered by many the Chancellor of German unity, has passed away. Kohl held the office of Chancellor from 1982 to 1998.

He made very few public appearances since suffering a stroke in 2008. The last major television interview with the former Chancellor was conducted by Stephan Lamby and Michael Rutz in 2003.

Never before had Helmut Kohl talked so candidly in front of the camera and in such detail about his life and his policies - and he never did again. In honor of this great statesman, Deutsche Welle is broadcasting excerpts from this remarkable interview. Helmut Kohl talks about reunification, Europe and the introduction of the Euro, and about extremely difficult periods in his life such as the party donation scandal and his wife Hannelore’s suicide. Helmut Kohl: up-close and personal.

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