Yesterday returned my two covers about Helmut Schmidt from the postmarking unit.
Helmut Schmidt was born in Hamburg in 1918. He was a German statesman and member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany. In 1961 became Schmidt a Senator of the Police Authority in Hamburg and grow in popularity during the North Sea Flood of 1962, when he turned out to be a crisis manager. Between 1969 and 1972 he was Minister of Defence of the Federal Republic of Germany and between 1972 and 1974 Minister of Finance. In 1974 he became the fifth Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany and stayed it until 1982 due to two reelections. He retired from Parliament in 1986. Helmut Schmidt died on 10th November 2015 in Hamburg.
Condolence (issued 13-10-2011)
with a special postmark about the death of Helmut Schmidt
Condolence (issued 01-03-2012)
with a special postmark about the state occasion held for Helmut Schmidt in Hamburg