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Terry Macintyre

a more critical view to be formed of the period as a whole, of the bilateral contacts between Britain and Germany across a wide spectrum of foreign policy issues, and of the actions and motivations of the principals involved. There can be little doubt that by the time the Labour government took office in October 1964, relations between Britain and Germany had recovered after the difficult situation caused by the ill feeling between Harold Macmillan and Konrad Adenauer. There were, after all, good reasons why a sound relationship was in the interest of both

in Anglo-German relations during the Labour governments 1964–70
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Claire Sutherland

von Stauffenberg were gradually elevated to similar status in post-war West Germany, the legacy of Nazism counselled caution in any form of heightened admiration. Those who did come to command respect did so for their doughtiness in establishing democratic and economic stability, for example, such as the conservative post-war politicians Konrad Adenauer and Ludwig Erhard, but they were hardly considered heroes. Literary giants like

in Soldered states
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Lorena De Vita

many other Jewish organisations that by the end of the 1940s were working tirelessly around the globe to help the victims of German persecution. The interview An important prelude to the discussions in the Israeli cabinet had played out on 25 November 1949 when, during an interview with the editor-in-chief of the weekly publication Allgemeine Wochenschrift der Juden in Deutschland , West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer declared that ‘as a first, direct sign’ of the West German intention to ‘make good for the injustice inflicted by the Nazis on the Jews’, the

in Israelpolitik
Lorena De Vita

, Annotation of State Secretary Carstens, 17 August 1963. 82 AAPD, 1963, Vol. II, Doc. 318, Schröder to Adenauer, 27 August 1963. 83 Emphasis added. Ibid . 84 ‘Geheimaktion Gerstenmaier’, Der Spiegel , 12 December 1962, pp. 74–5. 85 AAPD, 1962, Vol. III, Doc. 479, Weber (Cairo) to the Foreign Office, 11 December 1962. 86 AAPD, 1963, Vol. II, Doc. 341, Adenauer to the Foreign Office, 16 September 1963. On the topic see also H. J. Küsters (ed.), Adenauer, Israel und das Judentum ( Bonn : Bouvier , 2004 ). 87 Schwarz, Konrad Adenauer , p. 443

in Israelpolitik
Ian Connor

both the CSU and SPD after the inconclusive Landtag Election of November 1950.71 The party also responded positively to Konrad Adenauer’s overtures to join the coalition he formed after the Bundestag Election of September 1953. In fact, two GB/BHE politicians gained ministerial positions, Theodor Oberländer as Minister for Expellees and Waldemar Kraft as Minister without Portfolio. However, the GB/BHE’s influence Connor_02_MainText.indd 150 10/8/07 12:36:26 Integration of refugees into (West) Germany, 1950– 151 on Federal refugee legislation should not be

in Refugees and expellees in post-war Germany
Kerry Longhurst

to render war service involving the use of arms.’ In both its exogenous and endogenous manifestations, the effects of Stunde Null were diametrically opposed to the rearming, in whatever way, of the fledging Federal Republic. However, the imperatives of rearmament rapidly accelerated and, together with Konrad Adenauer’s disposition towards the regaining of sovereignty through alliance with the West, the task in hand became not so much if or when rearmament would occur, but how. Longhurst, Germany and the use of force.qxd 30/06/2004 16:25 Page 29 Stunde Null and

in Germany and the use of force
Ian Connor

vote Bavaria Landtag (1946–47) District (1948) Bundestag (1949) Landtag (1950–51) 28.6 23.7 22.7 28.0 Lower Saxony Schleswig-Holstein 43.4 39.6 33.4 33.7 43.8 39.7 29.6 27.5 Source: Adapted from: Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (ed.), Wahlergebnisse in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und in den Bundesländern 1946–1988, pp. 3, 5, 11 (Sankt Augustin 1988); BSL (ed.), Die erste Bundestagswahl in Bayern am 14. August 1949, Beiträge zur Statistik Bayerns, No.150, p. 42 and Archiv der sozialen Demokratie der Friedrich Ebert-Stiftung, Bonn (AdsD), LV S

in Refugees and expellees in post-war Germany
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Claire Sutherland

Rhineland, then West German chancellor Konrad Adenauer said in 1946; ‘[N]ationalism has experienced the strongest intellectual resistance in those catholic and protestant parts of Germany that least fell for the teachings of Karl Marx’ (cited in Weber & Kowert 2007 , 47). He thereby distanced himself at once from socialism and Prussian, state-led nationalism, to which he felt the Rhineland had never really subscribed. Concepts

in Soldered states
Stanley R. Sloan

were not at all enthusiastic about the prospect of integration into a Euro-Atlantic framework, believing that it would destroy chances for eventual German reunification. In response to domestic criticism, Chancellor Konrad Adenauer felt compelled to press for equal treatment for Germany in return for Germany’s willingness to join in the economic and military enterprises that were being designed mainly in Paris, London, and Washington. Adenauer had his own agenda: independent statehood for Germany. But Acheson apparently was convinced that the French government might

in Defense of the West (second edition)
Stanley R. Sloan

administration clearly hoped that closer cooperation among the NATO European allies would eventually relieve the United States of some of its European defense burdens—a theme of US policy that has persisted until today. In his 1953 New Year’s message to Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, Eisenhower made a special point of saying that the development of an EDC “would contribute much to promote peace and the security of the free world.” 5 At a meeting at the Pentagon a few weeks later, Eisenhower argued strongly for support of the EDC, saying, “The real problem is that of getting

in Defense of the West (second edition)