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Hannelore Kohl

Hannelore Kohl (1933-2001), was the wife of former German Bundeskanzler Helmut Kohl.

She was born in Berlin as Hannelore Renner. In the years of her husbands chancellorship, she founded the Hannelore Kohl Stiftung[?] and the Kuratorium ZNS[?].

On July 5, 2001, she was found dead in her Ludwigshafen home. Hannelore Kohl had committed suicide after years of suffering from a very rare and painful photo allergy[?]. Induced by an earlier penicillin treatment, the illness had forced her to practically avoid all sunlight for years.

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