To prepare treaties aimed at normalizing the relationship between the GDR and the Federal Republic, Chancellor Willy Brandt traveled to Erfurt in East Germany in March 1970 for his first meeting with Willi Stoph, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the GDR. To the great displeasure of the SED leadership, the local population gave Brandt a warm welcome. In this photograph, Brandt stands at an open third-floor window in the Hotel Erfurter Hof, greeting an enthusiastic crowd gathered below.

Willy Brandt at a Window in Erfurt (March 19, 1970)

  • Hanns Hubmann


Source: Willy Brandt peers out of a third-story window at the Hotel Erfurter Hof and glimpses an enthusiastic crowd before his meeting with Willi Stoph. Image 6 of 17. Date: March 19, 1970. Photo: Hanns Hubmann.
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