“We have learned nothing from our mistakes”


40 years of “A little peace”
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Nicole: “My heart cries when innocent people fall victim to a man’s obsession with power”

On April 24, 1982, at the age of 17, Nicole won the Eurovision Song Contest for Germany for the first time. The winning song of the Saarland native “A little peace” became an international success and for her the starting signal for a successful career that has lasted to this day. On the 40th anniversary of this success, the 57-year-old gave an exclusive interview to the Saarbrücker Zeitung.

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