Willy Brandt (1913-1992), Nobel Peace Prize Laureate of 1971, is one of the outstanding European Statesman of the 20th century.

His name stands for democracy and freedom, understanding and peace, justice, and social responsibility. Dr Wolfram Hoppenstedt – executive director of the Federal Chancellor Willy Brandt Foundation in Berlin – gives an insight into a fascinating biography and answers to the question: How did Brandt pave the way towards German and European unification?