Who is Willy Brandt?
Willy Brandt was born Karl Herbert Frahm on 18 December 1913 in Lübeck, northern Germany. He became a socialist in the late 1920s. In 1933, he changed his name and fled to Norway to avoid arrest by the Nazis. After the German occupation of Norway in 1940, he escaped to Sweden where he lived until 1945.
What was Willy Brandts apology?
Germany and Poland have marked the 50th anniversary of German Chancellor Willy Brandts gesture of apology for Nazi crimes. Brandt famously fell to his knees after adjusting the wreath ribbons at the Warsaw Ghetto memorial on December 7, 1970.
What happened to Willy Brandts wife Rut Hansen Brandt?
Hansen and Brandt had three sons: Peter Brandt [ de] (born in 1948), Lars Brandt [ de] (born in 1951) and Matthias Brandt (born in 1961). After 32 years of marriage, Willy Brandt and Rut Hansen Brand divorced in 1980, and from the day that they were divorced they never saw each other again.
What books did Willy Brandt write?
Willy Brandt was awarded numerous honorary degrees and awards and is the author of numerous books and articles. In Exile: Essays, Reflections and Letters 1933-1947. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1971. My Life in Politics. London: Hamish Hamilton, and New York: Viking Penguin, 1992.
Is Willy Brandt still married to Rut Hansen?
After 32 years of marriage, Willy Brandt and Rut Hansen Brand divorced in 1980, and from the day that they were divorced they never saw each other again. On 9 December 1983, Brandt married Brigitte Seebacher [ de] (born in 1946).
Did Richard Brandt have a wife?
From 1941 until 1948, Brandt was married to Anna Carlotta Thorkildsen (the daughter of a Norwegian father and a German-American mother). They had a daughter, Ninja Brandt (born in 1940). After Brandt and Thorkildsen were divorced in 1948, Brandt married the Norwegian-born German writer Rut Hansen in the same year.
What happened to Willy Brandt?
Willy Brandt Dead at 78; Forged West Germanys Reconciliation With the East. The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 17 April 2017. ^ MARSHALL, TYLER (18 October 1992). Germans Lay Beloved Statesman Brandt to Rest : Funeral: He shaped an era, the countrys president says of the former West Berlin mayor, foreign minister and chancellor.
When did Willy Brandt become a German citizen?
In late 1946, Brandt returned to Berlin, working for the Norwegian government. In 1948, he joined the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) and became a German citizen again, formally adopting the pseudonym Willy Brandt as his legal name.