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11.   From the Memorandum by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs on "The Reasons for Our Declining Birth Rate" (1957)
In this 1957 memorandum, the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs took up the question of why a society in the midst of the “Economic Miracle” was experiencing a declining birth rate. The memo concluded....
12.   The Federal Constitutional Court Rules on the Constitutionality of Paragraph 175 (1957)
In 1957, West Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court ruled on an appeals case brought by Günter R., a cook, and Oskar K., a merchant, both of whom had been found guilty of violating Paragraph 175....
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