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.

Ambassador Wittig: “German Statecraft Addressing the Ukrainian Crisis"

Feb 19, 2015 |
Ambassador Peter Wittig

"I believe, we are right to exhaust all the means of diplomacy and to go the extra mile. And it is good to know that the U.S. is going that extra mile together with us."

Ambassador Wittig Interviewed on Bloomberg TV

Jan 26, 2015 |
Bloomberg TV interview

Topics included the results of the national election in Greece and the crisis in Ukraine, among others, in the interview by Mark Crumpton on "Bottom Line."

High Honor for Jewish Leader and Philanthropist Ronald S. Lauder

Jan 14, 2015 |
Order of Merit

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.

German Missions in USA Show Solidarity with France

Jan 12, 2015 |
Silent march in Washington, DC

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.

Piece of Berlin Wall Unveiled at German Embassy

Nov 14, 2014 |
Berlin Wall at German Embassy

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.

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.

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