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Chancellor Angela Merkel: LBI Archives “An important starting point for shaping our common future”

Chancellor Angela Merkel accepts the Leo Baeck Medal.

Accepting the Leo Baeck Medal, Chancellor Merkel called the honor an “incentive and obligation to remain constant in my commitment to building a harmonious relationship with the Jewish community,” and lauded the Leo Baeck Institute for its work preserving the history of German-Jewry.

W. Michael Blumenthal: Laudatio for Chancellor Angela Merkel

Michael Blumenthal presents the Leo Baeck Medal to Chancellor Angela Merkel

On September 21, 2010, former US Secretary of the Treasury and current director of the Jewish Museum Berlin W. Michael Blumenthal presented Chancellor Angela Merkel with the Leo Baeck Medal.

LBI Presents Leo Baeck Medal to Chancellor Angela Merkel

Support from the German Federal Foreign Office is critical to preserving the significant new historical material that the Leo Baeck Institute continues to receive every year.

The Leo Baeck Institute presented its first medal ever to a serving German head of government for Merkel’s work in cultivating a good relationship between Germans and Israel, and Germans and world Jewry.