Norbert Blüm

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Norbert Blüm (21 July 1935 – 23 April 2020)[1][2][3][4] was a German politician. He was federal legislator from North Rhine-Westphalia, chairman of the CDU North Rhine-Westphalia (1987–1999), and minister of labor and social affairs from 1982 to 1988. His slogan "The pension is safe" ("Die Rente ist sicher") has been remembered.[5] He was a member of the German Bundestag from 1972 to 1981 and from 1983 to 2002.

Blüm was born in Rüsselsheim am Main, then Nazi Germany. Due to a sepsis he was paralyzed in arms and legs since 2019.[6] He died on 23 April 2020 in Bonn, Germany at the age of 84.[7][8]

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  1. Lüke, Ulrich (24 April 2020). "Ein Großer der Bonner Republik". General Anzeiger (in German). Bonn. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  2. "Norbert Blüm ist gestorben". Die Zeit (in German). Hamburg. dpa. 24 April 2020. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  3. "Früherer Arbeitsminister Norbert Blüm gestorben". Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German). Munich. 24 April 2020. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  4. "Norbert Blüm gestorben". Der Spiegel (in German). Hamburg. 24 April 2020. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  5. "Germany's ex-Labor Minister Norbert Blüm dies | DW | 24.04.2020". DW.COM. 24 April 2020. Retrieved 2020-04-25. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |dead-url= (help)
  6. "Norbert Blüm nach Blutvergiftung von Schultern abwärts gelähmt". www.spiegel.de (in German). Retrieved 2020-04-25. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |dead-url= (help)
  7. "Germany's ex-Labor Minister Norbert Blüm dies | DW | 24.04.2020". dw.com. 24 April 2020. Retrieved 2020-04-25. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |dead-url= (help)
  8. "Norbert Blüm gestorben". tagesschau.de. Hamburg: Norddeutscher Rundfunk. 24 April 2020. Retrieved 24 April 2020.