Nelson Mandela



Nelson Mandela dies aged 95 - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "South Africa's first black President died"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in the company of his family at home in Johannesburg"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the news was announced to the country by the current president, Jacob Zuma, who in a sombre televised address said"

 

 

 

 

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  • "Mandela had "departed" around 8.50pm local time and was at peace"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "this is the moment of our deepest sorrow"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "our nation has lost its greatest son"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "what made Nelson Mandela great was precisely what made him human"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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  • "we saw in him what we seek in ourselves"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Barack Obama led tributes from the world leaders, referring to Mandela by his clan name - Madiba"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "through his fierce dignity and unbending will to sacrifice his own freedom"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "for the freedom of others"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Madiba transformed South Africa - and moved all of us"

 

 

 


 

 

 

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  • "his commitment to transfer power and reconcile with those who jailed him set an example"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that all humanity should aspire to"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "whether in the lives of nations or our own personal lives"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "his passing will be keenly felt by people around the world who revered Mandela"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "as one of history's last great statesmen"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and a moral paragon comparable with Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Martin Luther King"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it was a transcendent act of forgiveness after spending 27 years in prison, 18 of them on Robben Island"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Mandela sought reconciliation with the white minority"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to build a new democracy"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "he led the African National Congress to victory in the country's first multiracial election in 1994"

 

 

 

 


 

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  • "unlike other African liberation leaders who cling to power, he then voluntarily stepped down after one term"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "at his inauguration, the President said:"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "never, never, and never again shall it be"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the sun shall never set on so glorious a human achievement"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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World Leaders mourn Mandela - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "America's first black President paid tribute to Nelson Mandela"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "I am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from Nelson Mandela's life"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and like so many around the globe, I cannot fully imagine my own life"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "without the example that Nelson Mandela set"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and so long as I live I will do what I can to learn from him"

 

 

 


 

 

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  • "I studied his words and his writings. The day that he was released from prison gave me a sense"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "of what human beings can do"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "when they're guided by their hopes and not by their fears"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • former President Bill Clinton: "the world has lost one of its most important leaders and one of its finest human beings"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "history will remember Nelson Mandela as a champion for human dignity and freedom"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "for peace and reconciliation"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "we will remember him as a man of uncommon grace and compassion"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "for whom abandoning bitterness and embracing adversaries was not just a political strategy but a way of life"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "all of us are living in a better world because of the life"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that Madiba lived"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • former Prime Minister Tony Blair: "I remember well his visits to Downing Street"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "he was a wonderful man to be around, with a sharp wit, extraordinary political savvy"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and a lovely way of charming everyone in a building"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "he would delight in making sure that the person on the door or serving the tea would feel at home with him"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and be greeted by him with the same kindness and respect he would show a leader"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the warmth of his personality"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "was equal to the magnitude of his contribution to the world"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon expressed his deep admiration and respect for Mandela and the people of South Africa"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Africa has suffered from colonial rule and abuse of human rights and human dignity"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it's only because of such a great man like Mandela that it is possible for people to live in human dignity"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "we have to learn from his determination and wisdom"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to make the world a better world"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby: "South Africa has lost its greatest citizen and its father"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Nelson Mandela is freed to be with God in joy and reward for his great service and sacrifice"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "we are challenged to show the same degree of humanity"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "of courage and of generosity"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • former Prime Minister Gordon Brown: "true courage requires not only strength of will but strength of belief"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "what motivated Nelson Mandela and drove him to risk his life for freedom"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "was a burning passion that, irrespective of colour, race and background"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "all people are created equal"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Civil Rights Leader Reverend Al Sharpton, who acted as an official observer in the first free elections in South Africa:"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Mandela was a universal symbol of tolerance and hope"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "who resonated with Americans of all colours"

 

 

 

 


 

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  • "just being around him, you had a sense you were in the presence of greatness"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "a gravity and humility that was unmatched"

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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  • "the world has lost someone"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "who literally changed history"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • France's President François Hollande: "Nelson Mandela has incarnated the South African nation"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the cement of its unity and the pride of Africa"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "he mobilised all his strength"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to put his country in its rightful place among the main world powers"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "he will continue to inspire those who fight for freedom"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and give confidence to people"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "who defend just causes and universal rights"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh referenced his country's own independence leader Gandhi:"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "a giant among men has passed away"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "this is as much India's loss as South Africa's. He was a true Gandhian"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "his life and work will remain a source of eternal inspiration"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "for generations to come"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Desmond Tutu on Nelson Mandela
- the Guardian:
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  • "when he came out of prison, many people feared he would turn out to have feet of clay"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the idea that he might live up to his reputation"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "seemed too good to be true"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "when he did come out, the most extraordinary thing happened"

 

 

 

 

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  • "even though many in the white community in South Africa were still dismissing him as a terrorist"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "he tried to understand their position"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "his gestures communicated more eloquently than words"

 

 

 

 

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  • "for example, he invited his white jailer as a VIP guest to his inauguration as President, and he invited the prosecutor in the Rivonia trial to lunch"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "what incredible acts of "magnanimity" these were"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "he had an incredible empathy"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "he said of the Afrikaners: you can very well understand how they must be feeling"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "he reached out to them with the symbol of the South African rugby team, the springbok"

 

 

 

 

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  • "which was excoriated by many black people as a symbol of Afrikaner power"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "rugby was the white man's sport, especially for Afrikaners"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and Mandela's master stroke at the World Cup final was when he strode on to the turf"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "wearing his Springbok jersey"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the whole arena, which was probably 99% white, mostly Afrikaner, erupted into cries of "Nelson ! Nelson !""

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it was extraordinary"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and who would have believed that in the townships they would be celebrating a rugby victory ?"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "people say, look at what he achieved in his years in government - what a waste those 27 years in prison were"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "I maintain his prison term was necessary"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the time in jail was quite crucial. Of course, suffering embitters some people, but it ennobles others"

 

 

 

 

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  • "prison became a crucible that burned away the dross"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "people could never say to him: "you talk glibly of forgiveness. You haven't suffered. What do you know ?""

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "twenty-seven years gave him the authority to say"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "let us try to forgive"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FW de Klerk - the Guardian:
LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "he was taller than I expected - he was ramrod straight"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "he looked one in the eye very directly"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "he was a good listener"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and I could see very easily that he had an analytical approach to discussions"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NELSON MANDELA - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ NELSON MANDELA

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  • "Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela | 18 July 1918 - 5 December 2013"

 

 

 

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  • "served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999"

 

 

 

 

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  • "he was the first black South African to hold the office, and the first elected in a fully representative election"

 

 

 

 

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  • "1993 he received the Nobel Peace Prize"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nelson Mandela ist tot - der Standard:
LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "der 95-Jährige starb in der Nacht nach langer Krankheit"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "er hat für uns gekämpft und uns die Freiheit gebracht"

 

 

 

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  • "sagte eine Krankenschwester, als sich Mandelas Zustand verschlechterte: "wenn er geht, werde ich weinen""

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela wurde am 18. Juli 1918 als Häuptlingssohn vom Stamm der Thembu in der Transkei geboren"

 

 

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  • "sein Eintreten gegen die Rassentrennung endete zunächst auf der Gefängnisinsel Robben Island, wo er Tuberkulose bekam und dem Tod nah war"

 

 

 

 

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  • "er überlebte und wurde der berühmteste politische Häftling der Welt"

 

 

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  • "ab 1990 war für ein rassistisches Regime in Südafrika kein Platz mehr"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Mandela führte das Land in eine parlamentarische Demokratie für alle"

 

 

 

 

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  • "wenn auch die erhofften sozialen Reformen nur zögerlich vorankamen"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ein Gigant der Gerechtigkeit - der Standard:
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  • "Südafrikas Präsident Jacob Zuma sagte in einer Fernsehansprache"

 

 

 

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  • "unsere Nation hat ihren größten Sohn verloren"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "UN-Generalsekretär Ban Ki-moon hat den südafrikanischen Nationalheld als "Giganten der Gerechtigkeit" gewürdigt"

 

 

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  • "der Ex-Präsident ist eine "Quelle der Inspiration" für die ganze Welt"

 

 

 

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  • "wir müssen uns von seiner Weisheit, seiner Entschlossenheit"

 

 

 

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  • "und seinem Engagement inspirieren lassen, um die Welt zu verbessern"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Nelson Mandela hat uns gezeigt, was für unsere Welt und für jeden einzelnen von uns möglich ist"

 

 

 

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  • "wenn wir zusammen an Gerechtigkeit und Menschlichkeit glauben, davon träumen und uns dafür einsetzen"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • US-Präsident Barack Obama: "mit Mandela hat die Welt einen der einflussreichsten und mutigsten Menschen verloren"

 

 

 

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  • "Mandelas größtes Erbe ist ein freies und friedliches Südafrika"

 

 

 

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  • "er hat mehr erreicht als von einem Menschen erwartet werden kann"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Mandela hat sein eigene Freiheit für die Freiheit anderer geopfert"

 

 

 

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  • "durch seine Politik der Versöhnung hat er ein Beispiel gesetzt. Ein freies Südafrika im Frieden mit sich selbst als Vorbild für die Welt"

 

 

 

 

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  • "das ist Madibas Vermächtnis an seine geliebte Nation"

 

 

 

 

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  • "ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden"

 

 

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  • "so lange ich lebe, werde ich alles tun, um von ihm zu lernen. Seine Reise vom Gefangenen zum Präsidenten verkörpert das Versprechen"

 

 

 

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  • "dass sich Menschen und Länder zum Besseren wenden können"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • der französische Präsident Francois Hollande: "Mandela hat Geschichte geschrieben für Südafrika und für die Welt"

 

 

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  • "Mandela ist der Inbegriff der südafrikanischen Nation, Garantie für die Einheit und der Stolz ganz Afrikas"

 

 

 

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  • "auch nach seinem Tod wird Mandela"

 

 

 

 

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  • "Menschen Vertrauen in Gerechtigkeit und universelles Recht geben"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Weltbank-Präsident Jim Yong Kim: "seine Geschenke an die Menschheit werden bleiben"

 

 

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  • "er zeigte uns, dass grundlegende Veränderung möglich ist und erkämpft werden muss"

 

 

 

 

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  • "wenn die Freiheit und das Wohlergehen"

 

 

 

 

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  • "der Menschen auf dem Spiel stehen"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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weltweite Trauer um Madiba - La Repubblica: LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "das große Meisterwerk im Leben Nelson Mandelas war sein Leben"

 

 

 

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  • "so großartig, so reich an wundervollen Ereignissen, so voll von Lehren für die anderen Sterblichen, scheint er damit nicht nur eine, sondern gleich mehrere Biografien füllen zu können"

 

 

 

 

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  • "als Nelson Mandela 1990 aus dem Gefängnis kam, war er über 70 Jahre alt"

 

 

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  • "ein Alter, in dem die meisten Menschen zurückblicken auf das Erreichte, anstatt nach vorn. Er hatte 27 Jahre Haft hinter sich"

 

 

 

 

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  • "für ihn war es jedoch, als ob sein Leben mit diesem Tag noch einmal von vorn beginnt"

 

 

 

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  • "er hat ein politisches Wunder geschafft, indem er eine Nation befreit und vereint hat, die von der radikalsten Ungerechtigkeit überhaupt geteilt worden war"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mandelas Worte - der Standard: LINK ¤ der STANDARD

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  • "ich bin nicht mit dem Hunger nach Freiheit geboren worden"

 

 

 

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  • "ich bin frei geboren worden"

 

 

 

 

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  • "frei auf jede Weise, die ich kennen konnte. Frei auf die Felder nahe der Hütte meiner Mutter zu laufen, frei, in dem klaren Fluss zu schwimmen, der durch mein Dorf floss"

 

 

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  • "frei, Mealies unter den Sternen zu rösten und auf dem breiten Rücken langsam dahin trottender Büffel zu reiten"

 

 

 

 

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  • "erst als ich begriff, dass die Freiheit meiner Kindheit nur eine Illusion war, dass man mich bereits meiner Freiheit beraubt hatte, begann ich Hunger nach ihr zu haben"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "mein teuerstes Ideal ist eine freie und demokratische Gesellschaft"

 

 

 

 

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  • "in der alle in Harmonie mit gleichen Chancen leben können"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "ich hoffe, lange genug zu leben, um dies zu erreichen"

 

 

 

 

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  • "doch wenn dies notwendig ist, ist dies ein Ideal, für das ich zu sterben bereit bin"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "ich stehe hier vor Euch nicht als Prophet"

 

 

 

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  • "sondern als demütiger Diener, von Euch dem Volk"

 

 

 

 

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  • "erst Eure unermüdlichen und heroischen Opfer haben meine Präsenz hier heute ermöglicht"

 

 

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  • "ich lege daher die verbleibenden Jahre meines Lebens in Eure Hände"

 

 

 

 

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  • (Mandela in seiner Rede am 11. Februar 1990, wenige Stunden nach Freilassung aus 27 Jahren Haft)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "ich wusste ganz klar"

 

 

 

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  • "dass der Unterdrücker ebenso frei sein muss wie der Unterdrückte"

 

 

 

 

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  • "ein Mensch, der einen anderen Menschen seiner Freiheit beraubt ist Gefangener seines Hasses, er ist eingesperrt hinter den Gittern seiner Vorurteile und seiner Engstirnigkeit"

 

 

 

 

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  • "als ich die Türen des Gefängnisses durchschritt, war dies meine Mission"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "zugleich den Unterdrückten und den Unterdrücker zu befreien"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • (Mandela in seiner Autobiografie)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nelson Mandela - Wikipedia DE:
LINK ¤ NELSON MANDELA

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  • "Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela | 18. Juli 1918 in Mvezo, Transkei, Südafrika - 5. Dezember 2013"

 

 

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  • "auch mit dem traditionellen Clannamen Madiba bezeichnet, war ein führender südafrikanischer Anti-Apartheid-Kämpfer und Politiker"

 

 

 

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  • "Mandela verbrachte 27 Jahre als politischer Gefangener in Haft"

 

 

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  • "und war von 1994 bis 1999 der erste schwarze Präsident seines Landes"

 

 

 

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  • "1993 erhielt er den Friedensnobelpreis"

 

 

 

 

 

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