Helmut Schmidt

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Person.png Helmut Schmidt  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(politician)
Helmut Schmidt.jpg
BornHelmut Heinrich Waldemar Schmidt
1918-12-23
Hamburg, Germany
Died10 November 2015 (Age 96)
NationalityGerman
Alma materUniversity of Hamburg
ReligionLutheranism
Children2
SpouseLoki Schmidt
Member ofAtlantik-Brücke, Königswinter/Speakers
PartySocial Democratic Party
German politician whose government was undermined by Le Cercle

Employment.png Chancellor of West Germany

In office
16 May 1974 - 1 October 1982

Employment.png West Germany/Minister for Finance

In office
7 July 1972 - 16 May 1974

Employment.png West Germany/Minister for Economics

In office
7 July 1972 - 15 December 1972

Employment.png West Germany/Minister for Defense

In office
22 October 1969 - 7 July 1972

Helmut Schmidt was a German politician. His coalition fell apart in 1982 after what Scott Thompson writes was "a heavy-handed wrecking job" planned at Le Cercle.

Opposition

“Participants at Le Cercle meetings report that a major issue has been how to bring about the demise of West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt's government. This issue dom­inated the last biannual meeting of Le Cercle that was hosted by the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the official think tank of opposition leader Franz Josef Strauss's Christian Social Union, in Munich last May. Le Cercle's participants have been able to carry out an inside-outside job to destroy the Schmidt coalition government since then. While Strauss's CSU carried out a heavy-handed wrecking job that included an implicit alliance with the Strasserite fascist Green Party, sources report that Helmut Sonnenfeldt and Henry Kissinger took the inside track since the ouster of Secretary of State Alexander Haig, threatening, cajoling, and misleading Schmidt into his disastrous pragmatic political course.”
Scott Thompson (1982)  [1]

 

Events Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)Description
Bilderberg/196625 March 196627 March 1966Germany
Wiesbaden
Hotel Nassauer Hof
Bilderberg/196731 March 19672 April 1967St John's College (Cambridge)
UK
England
Bilderberg/19699 May 196911 May 1969Denmark
Hotel Marienlyst
Elsinore
Bilderberg/197311 May 197313 May 1973Sweden
Saltsjöbaden
The meeting at which the 1973 oil crisis appears to have been planned.
Bilderberg/197419 April 197421 April 1974France
Cannes
Hotel Martinez
Bilderberg/197722 April 197724 April 1977Imperial Hotel
Torquay
England
Bilderberg/198018 April 198020 April 1980Germany
Parkhotel Quellenhof
Bad Aachen
Bilderberg/198313 May 198315 May 1983Canada
Quebec
Château Montebello
Bilderberg/198625 April 198627 April 1986Scotland
Gleneagles Hotel
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