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University of Silesia in Katowice

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Hans-Dietrich GENSCHER

Country of residence: Germany

Birth date: 21 March 1927

Award date: 7 October 1992

USil Senate resolution date: 14 April 1992

Application date: 17 December 1991

Applying unit: Council of the Faculty of Law and Administration

Lawyer, economist, diplomat, leading European politician, the Federal Minister of the Interior (1969–1974), the Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Vice Chancellor of Germany, the Member of the Bundestag, chairman and vice-chairman of the Free Democratic Party (1974–1985). Spokesman for reconciliation of the Polish and the German. He received an honorary doctorate degree from ten universities.

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