Grief for Hans-Jochen Vogel: A very Large of social democracy

friends, family, and acquaintances have passed in Munich by the late former SPD Chairman Hans-Jochen Vogel. His current successor in office, the SPD-Chef Norber

Grief for Hans-Jochen Vogel: A very Large of social democracy

friends, family, and acquaintances have passed in Munich by the late former SPD Chairman Hans-Jochen Vogel. His current successor in office, the SPD-Chef Norbert Walter-Borjans, paid tribute to bird as "a very Large of social democracy". "His life in the service of the people," he said on Monday at the funeral for the bird in the Philharmonie in the Gasteig. "He has exemplified what it is worth to have an attitude."

Munich's mayor Dieter Reiter (SPD), called his predecessor a "phenomenon" and "a model of accuracy and straightness". "He was a visionary and an incredibly active advocate for the citizens." Bird was on 26. July at the age of 94 years, died. The funeral took place on Friday in the family circle.

Among the guests at the funeral on Monday were, among others, Federal President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier, former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder and Vice-Chancellor and Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (all SPD).

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Vogel was born in 1926 in Göttingen. With 34 years of professors-son of the Lord mayor of Munich, the youngest mayor of a German city. Later, he was Bundesbau and Minister of justice, for almost four months by the governing mayor in Berlin, the SPD party and parliamentary leader and candidate for Chancellor.

Updated Date: 03 August 2020, 10:19

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