First chancellor of West Germany, Adenauer attempted to restore relations with France during his term in office between 1949 and 1963. He was instrumental in bringing about the 1963 Élysée Treaty between the two countries. He signed a treaty of friendship with France.
We studied these guys and their union back in the first years of grade school in the 1950s.
I think Herr Adenauer's nickname was Der Alte, if I can remember properly; "The Old Man (of Germany)".