Konrad Adenauer and Ludwig Erhard are internationally well-known for their political achievements in the post-war period, the foundation of German democracy and economic recovery. Our video shows both of them exactly 50 years ago, when the Minister of Economic and Vice Chancellor Erhard was appointed as Chancellor of West Germany after Adenauer resigned.

And even Adenauer had a bit more time to play Boccia from that day on, he kept on playing an active role in German politics until his death. With 91 years and 3,5 months he ranks as the oldest Member of German Parliament as yet. Also Erhard adhered to politics up until old age – and it goes without saying that this holds true for his cigars as well.