Germany: Merkel's mother dies at 90 *ARCHIVE*

Herlind Kasner, the mother of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, died earlier this month at the age of 90, a government spokesperson said on Wednesday. Herlind, a former Latin and English teacher, was born in Gdansk in 1928. She and her husband, Horst Kasner, moved from Hamburg to Templin in 1954, after giving birth to Germany's future leader. In 2011, protestant theologian Horst Kasner died... Еще. Archive footage shows the German Chancellor and her mother attending a New Year's event in Templin last February, where Merkel was appointed honorary citizen.

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