Caricature: Helmut Kohl's Ten-Point Plan, Die Presse (December 21, 1989)
Published in December 1989 in the Austrian newspaper Die Presse, this caricature refers to Helmut Kohl's Ten-Point Plan, which he laid out in his Bundestag speech of November 28, 1989. Depicted as a juggler, Kohl performs a stunt in front of an amazed – and skeptical – East German crowd. This maneuver was supposed to result in unification, which is symbolized by the open Brandenburg Gate.
Gustav Peichl, „Die Zehn Punkte", Die Presse 12/21/1989
reprinted in: Deutschlandbilder. Das vereinigte Deutschland in der Karikatur des Auslands [Pictures of Germany. United Germany in Foreign Caricatures], ed. Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Munich/New York: Prestel, 1994, p. 42.