Social Democrats Pay Tribute To Willy Brandt


Peer Steinbrueck, former German federal finance minister and the... News PhotoBerlin,Bundestag,Candidate,Cemetery,Chancellor,Democracy,Finance Minister,Former,Frank-Walter Steinmeier,General Election,German Social Democratic Party,Germany,Grave,Holding,Horizontal,Leadership,Nobel Peace Prize,Peer Steinbrueck,Political Party,Politics,Social Democratic Party,Talking,Vice President,Visit,Walking,Willy Brandt,Wolfgang ThiersePhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Getty ImagesBERLIN, GERMANY - OCTOBER 08: Peer Steinbrueck, former German federal finance minister and the German Social Democrat party's candidate for chancellor in the country's 2013 general elections (3rd from R), speaks to Wolfgang Thierse, vice-president of the Bundestag (2nd from R), in front of Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the German Social Democrat party’s Bundestag faction leader (4th from R) and Jan Stoess, head of the Social Democrats in Berlin (R), as they walk through a cemetery to visit the grave of Willy Brandt, former chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany and Nobel Peace Prize winner, on October 8, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. Brandt was born on December 18, 1913 in Luebeck and died 20 years ago today. He led the SPD from 1964 to 1987 and was chancellor of West Germany from 1969 to 1974, a post from which he resigned after it was revealed that one of his closest aides worked as an agent of the East German secret service, or Stasi. For his efforts to achieve reconciliation between West Germany and the countries of the Soviet bloc, Brandt won the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1971. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)