February 25, 1988 |
Former West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt revealed his Jewish origins to Valery Giscard d'Estaing during a 1980 visit by the then French president, Giscard d'Estaing reveals in a book to be published next week. Quoting Schmidt, he writes: "You will be the only one to know it apart from my wife and my closest collaborator . . . My father is Jewish."
July 27, 1990 |
The condition of former West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, in a hospital suffering from an undisclosed illness, has improved, his doctor said Thursday.
May 23, 1990
Senior Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping blamed poor Communist Party leadership as the root cause of last year's pro-democracy demonstrations, West German sources said. And the new Communist Party chief, Jiang Zemin, said he cannot rule out more such demonstrations this year, the sources added. They were reporting comments made in talks with former West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt in Beijing on Monday.
September 15, 1989 |
The first five winners of a new Japanese-sponsored arts prize called the Praemium Imperiale will be announced today in New York, recognizing lifetime achievement in architecture, music, painting, sculpture and theater/film.
August 8, 1989 |
The first winners of the Praemium Imperiale, a new international prize for lifetime contribution to the arts and intended to compare to the Nobel Prize in purpose and scope, will be announced at a Sept. 15 luncheon in New York. The Japan Art Assn., sponsor of the prize, said Monday that prizes of $100,000 each will be awarded in five fields: architecture, music, theater and film, painting and sculpture, areas not represented by the Nobel Prize.