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.

Holocaust Survivors Share Memories with Young Germans at Ambassador’s Residence

Nov 10, 2014 |
Survivors share memories

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.

Miss Intercontinental USA Visits German Embassy ahead of Trip to Germany

Oct 30, 2014 |
Ackermann and Du

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.

Washington Hebrew Congregation Hosts New Exhibit on Jewish Life 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.

Adam Begley Discusses “Updike” at Third Berliner Salon

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.

Ambassador Wittig's Speech on the Day of German Unity

Oct 7, 2014 |
Tom Brokaw and Ambassador Wittig

"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.

Ambassador Wittig Hosts Celebration of the Day of German Unity

Oct 2, 2014 |
Day of German Unity

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.

Ambassador Peter Wittig Took Part in Global Health Security Agenda at White House

Sep 26, 2014 |
Ambassador Peter Wittig

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.

Ambassador Wittig Talks About Fight Against ISIS with NPR

Sep 22, 2014 |

Ambassador Peter Wittig was interviewed for the weekend edition of All Things Considered last week. He spoke with host Arun Rath about ISIS, Syria, and Germany’s role in the global security alliance.

Daniel Kehlmann Discusses “F: A Novel” at Second Berliner Salon

Sep 19, 2014 |

Ambassador Dr. Peter Wittig and Huberta von Voss-Wittig hosted their second Berliner Salon at the Residence this week. Daniel Kehlmann, bestselling author of “Measuring the World,” “Fame,” and “Me and Kaminski” was the featured author of the event.

Ambassador Wittig Attends Ambassadors’ Conference in Berlin

Aug 25, 2014 |

Ambassador Peter Wittig will be in Berlin all week for the annual Ambassadors’ Conference hosted by the Federal Foreign Office. Foreign Minister Steinmeier and Swiss President Didier Burkhalter officially opened the conference on Monday.

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