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  1. Due to the division of Germany, Konrad Adenauer was only the Federal Chancellor in West Germany. The term West Germany is only the common English name for the Federal Republic of Germany between its formation on 23 May 1949 and the German reunification through the accession of East Germany on 3 October 1990. The office of chancellor did not exist in East Germany.
  2. E.g. Beji Caid Essebsi was Tunisian president (2014–2019) from age 88 to 92, and Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad (2018–2020) was in office aged 92 to 94; Italian president Giorgio Napolitano who turned 88 in 2013 and remained in office until 2015, age 89, was merely a titular leader and did not run the government of Italy).
  3. The 10,000 returnees were Wehrmacht personnel and some civilians convicted by Soviet Military Tribunals of war crimes. Among those returned in 1955 were Luftwaffe fighter ace Erich Hartmann, Generals Leopold von Babenhausen, Friedrich Foertsch, Walther von Seydlitz-Kurzbach and Hitler's personal pilot Hans Baur. [148]

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Further reading

Primary sources

  • Adenauer, Konrad. Memoirs, (4 vols. English edition 1966–70)
  • McGhee, George C. At the creation of a new Germany: from Adenauer to Brandt : an ambassador's account (1989) online
  • Kreikamp, Hans-Dieter, ed. (2003). Die Ära Adenauer 1949 – 1963 (in German). Darmstadt: wbg Academic. ISBN   978-3-534-12335-3.
Konrad Adenauer
Adenauer Bouserath2.jpg
Official portrait of Adenauer c.1950s
Chancellor of Germany [lower-alpha 1]
In office
15 September 1949 11 October 1963 [1]
Preceded by Lutz von Krosigk (1945)
(as leading minister of Germany)
Succeeded by Ludwig Erhard