Tag Archive: German Foreign Office

2012 Leo Baeck Medal Awarded to Artist Anselm Kiefer

Anselm Kiefer and Guido Westerwelle

On December 12, 2011, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle awarded the Leo Baeck Medal to German Artist Anselm Kiefer during the annual Leo Baeck Institute Gala Award Diner at the Waldorf≈Astoria in New York.

Video: Joschka Fischer and Norbert Frei, the German Foreign Office and the Nazi Past

Joschka Fischer at Leo Baeck Institute, February 1, 2011 © German Consulate General New York

Excerpts of former German Foreign Minister, Joschka Fischer, and author Norbert Frei discussing “The German Foreign Office and the Past” at LBI. It was the first public discussion of the research initiative and book in New York.

Joschka Fischer Addresses Role of German Foreign Office in Nazi Persecution

Joschka Fischer at Leo Baeck Institute, February 1, 2011 © German Consulate General New York

Former German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer discussed his role as initiator of a commission to investigate the role that German diplomats played in Hitler’s apparatus of persecution. The event, which was the first public discussion of the initiative in the US, was co-sponsored by the American Council on Germany and the New School for Social Research.