Waffenstillstand

“Weapons standstill,” a cease-fire.

(VOFF en SHTILL shtond.)

Gewaltverzicht

Decision to not use violence.

From Willy Brandt’s 28 Oct 1969 address to the Bundestag:

“It is this government’s firm conviction that the policy of abstaining from violence, a policy that respects our partners’ territorial integrity, is a crucial contribution toward a détente in Europe. Abstentions from violence would create an atmosphere that enables further steps.

“This objective is also served by joint efforts to promote trade, technical cooperation and cultural exchange.”

(Geh VAULT fair tsichh t.)

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