The resumption of diplomatic relations between the FRG and the USSR and the Hallstein Doctrine (1955)

In 1955, the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the Soviet Union establish diplomatic relations in exchange, notably, for the liberation of the final German prisoners of war detained in the Soviet Union. In the same year, the ‘Hallstein Doctrine’, named after Walter Hallstein, State Secretary to the Foreign Minister, is established, under which the FRG refuses to maintain diplomatic relations with States that recognise the existence of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), with the exception of the Soviet Union.

Source and copyright

Source: Konrad Adenauer - Staatsmann des freien Deutschlands- Sankt Augustin: ACDP [Prod.], 1987. ACDP, Sankt Augustin. - FILM (00:05:22, Fotomontage, Originalton).
Archiv für Christlich-Demokratische Politik der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Sankt Augustin, Rathausallee 12, D-53757 Sankt Augustin.

Copyright: (c) Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

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