People, Dec. 20, 1971

West German Chancellor Willy Brandt acquired both his wife and his university education from Norway, when he was a young refugee from the Nazis. Now he was back to pick up another notable ornament to his life, the Nobel Peace Prize. "Let me tell you how much it means to me," said Brandt in his acceptance speech, "that I should see the name of my country linked with the desire for peace—after all the indelible horrors of the past."

On his 75th birthday, in 1969, Germany's Grain Tycoon Alfred C. Toepfer created a "European...

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