German Ambassador Peter Wittig
Ambassador Peter Wittig is Germany's highest-ranking representative to the US government. He represents German interests in the United States and works to foster and deepen German-American relations in the political, economic and cultural spheres.
Jan 14, 2015
Ambassador Wittig presented Ronald S. Lauder with the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for his long-standing efforts at promoting the rebirth of Jewish life in Europe; fostering relations between Germans, Americans and the Jewish community; and international philanthropy.
Honor for Ronald S. Lauder
Jan 12, 2015
In Washington, DC, and across the United States, Germans joined in marches and other demonstrations of solidarity with France after the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris. Like the millions who gathered in Paris, people of all nationalities, races and religions carried messages of freedom and peace.
Solidarty with France
Nov 14, 2014
Ambassador Wittig was joined in the unveiling on November 13 by former US National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft, his German counterpart, Horst Teltschik, and officials from the Atlantic Council, Verbundnetz Gas (VNG) and others instrumental in bringing the wall piece to Washington, DC.
Nov 10, 2014
On the 76th anniversary of “Kristallnacht,” Ambassador Peter Wittig and his wife were honored to welcome to their residence Holocaust survivors, who shared their memories with young Germans.
Holocaust Survivors Share Memories
Oct 30, 2014
Selena Du, the winner of the 2014 Miss Intercontinental USA pageant, visited the German Embassy on October 28 to learn more about Germany ahead of her planned trip across the Atlantic. Du shook hands with Ambassador Peter Wittig and spoke to Deputy Chief of Mission Philipp Ackermann about her interests in Germany.
Oct 23, 2014
German Ambassador Peter Wittig visited the Washington Hebrew Congregation (WHC) on Tuesday for the opening of a new exhibit on Jewish life in modern Germany. The exhibit encompasses 25 panels that tell the stories of Jewish authors, rabbis, entrepreneurs, students and community members who live in Germany today.
Jewish Life in Germany Today
Oct 8, 2014
Adam Begley, author of “Updike” (Harper Collins, 2014), was the featured author of the Berliner Salon at the Residence this week. The Berliner Salon is a series of literary events featuring German and American authors that Ambassador Peter Wittig and his wife Huberta von Voss-Wittig have been hosting since they first came to the US in 2010.
Third Berliner Salon
Oct 7, 2014
"In 1989, demonstrations in East Germany had been building over the summer months. The battle cry of the powerful Monday demonstrations in Leipzig, 'We are the people!' soon evolved into the call 'We are one people!'" said Ambassador Wittig.
Oct 2, 2014
Aroung 2,600 guests joined Ambassador Peter Wittig and his wife Huberta von Voss-Wittig on October 1 to celebrate the Day of German Unity. The guest of honor was American icon Tom Brokaw, who has had a special connection to Germany ever since he witnessed and reported live on the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago.
Day of German Unity
Sep 26, 2014
Ambassador Peter Wittig and the Parliamentary State Secretary Annette Widmann-Mauz of the Federal Ministry of Health attended the Global Health Security Agenda conference on Ebola today at the White House. Germany has thus far contributed a total of approximately 82 million US dollars to the fight against Ebola.
Global Health Meeting