Germany pays tribute to Helmut Kohl

Germany pays tribute to Helmut Kohl
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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

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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.

They don’t make politicians like Helmut Kohl anymore: pic.twitter.com/y5cJf5o4cI

— Björn Stritzel (@bjoernstritzel) June 16, 2017

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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