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Germany pays tribute to Helmut Kohl


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Germany pays tribute to Helmut Kohl

Only a handful of floral tributes were in evidence on Saturday outside the rather modest bungalow in the German town of Ludwigshafen to mark the passing of a giant figure of Cold War politics.

Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl, who died on Friday at 87, oversaw Germany’s reunification in 1990.


As the Berlin Wall came down and the Soviet Union collapsed, Kohl worked alongside Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev to ensure a peaceful transition at what was a tumultuous moment in history.

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