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.

Remembering Fritz Stern – Historian, Confidante, Adviser

May 19, 2016 | German Embassy Washington
Fritz Stern in 2007

"Fritz Stern became not only my intellectual idol, but also one of my closest friends during my time in New York and Washington, DC," Ambassador Wittig writes. "His wit and humor, combined with a sharp yet benevolent mind, is unsurpassed."

Guest Post for Commerce Blog: Ambassador Wittig on Hannover Messe

Apr 25, 2016 |
Ambassador Peter Wittig

"I think this year’s theme of Hannover Messe, 'Integrated Industry – Discover Solutions', is spot on and of interest to both sides of the Atlantic," Ambassador Wittig writes.

On the Road to Hannover Messe

Apr 6, 2016 |
Panel Discussion

With less than a month to go before the Hannover Messe, the German Embassy in cooperation with Siemens USA and The US Department of Commerce hosted an event entitled, “On the Road to Hannover Messe.”

Hans-Dietrich Genscher Remembered as Great German, Great European

Apr 1, 2016 |
Hans-Dietrich Genscher

Hans-Dietrich Genscher, who has been called an architect of German unification, served as foreign minister for 18 years from 1974 to 1992. He died Friday in Bonn at the age of 89.

Celia Rogge Exhibit Unveiled in Berlin Bar

Mar 31, 2016 |
Celia Rogge

Ambassador Peter Wittig and his wife, Huberta von Voss-Wittig, unveiled the latest art exhibit in the Berlin Bar at their residence this week. The exhibit highlights the work of Celia Rogge, a German-born photography currently based in New York.

Embassy Cohosts Panel Discussion on Refugee Crisis

Feb 29, 2016 |
Panel Discussion

The German Embassy, together with the German Marshall Fund and the Bertelsmann Foundation, hosted a conference last week on the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe. The embassy invited panelists from the US and Germany to discuss the differences in the American and European approaches to immigration.

Nobel Prize Winners in Washington

Feb 11, 2016 |
Nobel Prize

German Ambassador Peter Wittig hosted a distinguished group of Nobel Laureates for a luncheon on Wednesday. It was the first official event for the 2016 Lindau Nobel Laureates’ meeting, which will take place in June in Germany.

Refugee Crisis: Ambassador Wittig in Wall Street Journal

Feb 10, 2016 |
Ambassador Peter Wittig

"Coping with these refugees will require time, energy and money, and stemming the flow is essential. But the government knows that it must not abandon Germany’s constitutional commitment to offer haven for people fleeing persecution and civil war."

Ambassador Wittig: "Never Again"

Jan 28, 2016 |
Holocaust Memorial in Berlin

Ambassador Peter Wittig spoke at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum marking the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp. "The lessons we have learned from our history are our moral compass. They define our values today. They resonate in the call: Never again."

Holocaust Remembrance Day Marked in DC

Jan 28, 2016 |
Panel Discussion

“It is the duty of every German citizen to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive,” said Ambassador Peter Wittig yesterday at the US Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC. This year marks the 71st annive...

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