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23 January 1963

23 January: Konrad Adenauer and Charles de Gaulle sign the German-French Treaty of Friendship

War has prevailed between the Germans and the French time and again since the 17th century. By signing of the Élysée Treaty, a treaty of friendship between France and West Germany at the Élysée Palace in Paris, Federal Chancellor Adenauer and France’s President de Gaulle want to introduce a new era of peace between the two nations. The treaty envisages close cooperation in all important political and economic matters. Young people are to be brought together through exchange programs.

13 August 1961

13 August: Building of the Berlin Wall

21 March 1963

János Kádár Proclaims General Amnesty