The Leo Baeck Medal is the highest honor that Leo Baeck Institute bestows on those who have made extraordinary efforts to preserve the memory of German-speaking Jews.
Chancellor Emeritus of Jewish Theological Seminary, President Emeritus of Leo Baeck Institute
The Honorable Joschka Fischer
German Federal Foreign Minister. Medal awarded by James D. Wolfensohn & Dr. Henry Kissinger
Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger
Director of Government Affairs, Allianz SE, Munich, Former German Ambassador to the US and UK. Medal awarded by James D. Wolfensohn & Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke.
Dr. Mathias Döpfner
Chief Executive Officer of Axel Springer AG. Medal awarded by Dr. Henry Kissinger.
Mr. James D. Wolfensohn
Chairman of Citigroup’s International Advisory Board, Former President of the World Bank. Medal awarded by Bundespräsident Dr. Horst Köhler.
Dr. Otto Schily
German Federal Minister of the Interior. Medal awarded by Dr. Henry Kissinger
Dr. Fritz Stern
Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Columbia University. Medal awarded by Joschka Fischer.
Mr. Daniel Libeskind
Architect, Jewish Museum Berlin. Medal awarded by W. Michael Blumenthal.
Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Therapist and author
His Excellency Dr. Johannes Rau
President of the Federal Republic of Germany
Mr. Edgar Bronfman
President, World Jewish Congress, Chairman, Seagram Company, Ltd.
The Honorable Dr. W. Michael Blumenthal
President and CEO of the Jewish Museum, Berlin. Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
Dr. George L. Mosse
Professor of History, University of Wisconsin and Hebrew University in Israel
Dr. Helmut Sonnenfeldt
Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution, Senior Staff Member of the National Security Council
Mr. Ernst Cramer
Senior Editorial Writer for Springer Publications, Former Chairman of the Board of Axel Springer Foundation
Mr. Fred Grubel
LBI Secretary and Vice President (1969–1995)
Mr. Fred Lessing
Chairman of the Board of LBI, Treasurer (1960–1990)
Mr. Axel Springer
Founder, Axel Springer Verlag, Berlin