Unfortunately - I never met him personally -
I dedicate this own painting of mine to the GREAT STATESMAN HELMUT SCHMIDT. Thanks for YOUR great policy Mr. Chancellor!
but he was the greatest possible chancellor - because he would never, ever have allowed anybody to blackmail Germany. No press report tonight on TV hinted to the fact that Helmut Schmidt took full personal responsibility as chancellor of Germany not to give in to the terrorist RAF group at those times and he took full responsibility that his friend Hanns Martin Schleyer was killed by the RAF - and told the RAF at same time that Germany MUST NOT (cannot not and should never ever) pay any amount of money or give in if he himself or a member of his family was kidnapped.