Helmut Schmidt

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Person.png Helmut Schmidt  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Helmut Schmidt.jpg
BornHelmut Heinrich Waldemar Schmidt
Hamburg, Germany
Died10 November 2015 (Age 96)
Alma materUniversity of Hamburg
SpouseLoki Schmidt
Member ofAtlantik-Brücke, Königswinter/Speakers
PartySocial Democratic Party of Germany
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 of Finance

In office
7 July 1972 - 16 May 1974
Preceded byKarl Schiller

Employment.png West Germany/Minister of Economics

In office
7 July 1972 - 15 December 1972

Employment.png West Germany/Minister of Defence

In office
22 October 1969 - 7 July 1972
Preceded byGerhard Schröder (CDU)

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.


“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]


An appointment by Helmut Schmidt

Kurt BeckerGermany/Government spokesman19801982


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/196625 March 196627 March 1966Germany
Hotel Nassauer Hof
15th Bilderberg. 81 Guests. Germany
Bilderberg/196731 March 19672 April 1967St John's College (Cambridge)
Possibly the only Bilderberg meeting held in a university college rather than a hotel (St. John's College, Cambridge)
Bilderberg/19699 May 196911 May 1969Denmark
Hotel Marienlyst
Bilderberg/197311 May 197313 May 1973Sweden
The meeting at which the 1973 oil crisis appears to have been planned.
Bilderberg/197419 April 197421 April 1974France
Hotel Martinez
The 23rd Bilderberg, held in the UK
Bilderberg/197722 April 197724 April 1977Imperial Hotel
Bilderberg/198018 April 198020 April 1980Germany
Parkhotel Quellenhof
Bad Aachen
The 28th Bilderberg, held in West Germany, unusually exposed by the Daily Mail
Bilderberg/198313 May 198315 May 1983Canada
Château Montebello
The 31st Bilderberg, held in Canada
Bilderberg/198625 April 198627 April 1986Scotland
Gleneagles Hotel