Book of Condolence on the Death of former Chancellor Helmut Kohl
Enlarge image (© Bundesregierung/Konrad R. Müller) A book of condolence on the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl will be available at the German Consulate General on Tuesday, June 20, on Wednesday, June 21, and on Thursday, June 22 from 9:00 am -12:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
Helmut Kohl served as Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1982 until 1998. He was strongly committed to European integration as the basis for peace and prosperity on the continent. He advocated a strong Franco-German alliance, pursued reconciliation with Germany’s European neighbors, and was a founding father of the Maastricht Treaty and the single European currency. He was also a steadfast ally of the United States, with a strong dedication to the transatlantic alliance. Over the course of his 16-year chancellorship, he fostered close, trustful, and abiding friendships with American presidents. He is considered the major architect of German reunification and played a key role in ending the 45-year-old Cold War. Helmut Kohl shaped German and European politics for a generation through the force of his persona, his political genius, and his visionary character.