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Gustav Heinemann

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Some fatherlands are difficult. Germany is one of them. But it is our fatherland. Here is where we live and work.

— Gustav Heinemann

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The first thing I see is the obligation to serve peace.

— Gustav Heinemann

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The time has come - and must come - for multilateral conversations about a secure peace in all of Europe.

— Gustav Heinemann

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Therefore it does not help to sneer at the imperfection of today's reality or to preach absolutes as a daily agenda.

— Gustav Heinemann

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We have to recognize that the freedom of the individual has to be protected not only from the power of the state, but even more so from economic and societal power.

— Gustav Heinemann

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About Gustav Heinemann

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Did you know about Gustav Heinemann?

On account of his age and fragile health Heinemann did not stand for a possible second term as President in 1974. He thought it was not compatible with the spirit of the constitution that a large group of people were generally treated as suspects. He died in 1976.

He was Mayor of the city of Essen from 1946 to 1949 West German Minister of the Interior from 1949 to 1950 Minister of Justice from 1966 to 1969 and President of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1969 to 1974.

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