German Consulate General Boston
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Welcome to the website of the German Consulate General Boston. Here you will find information on Germany, the consular services we provide in our Visa, Passport, and Legal section, and Germany-related news and events in our area. We offer a wide spectrum of information, including details on traveling, studying, and doing business in Germany. Our German language website features information and news relevant to German citizens. The Consulate General’s area of jurisdiction covers Connecticut (except Fairfield County), Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
On May 21, 2015, the German Bundestag decided that former members of the Soviet armed forces who were detained as prisoners of war by Germany are eligible to receive a one-time symbolic payment in recognition of their treatment in German detention.
Former Soviet Prisoners of War
Germany ranks sixth in the DIGITAL Index, an international comparison of 10 leading digital economies, with 53 out of 100 possible index points.
Germany's Digital Economy
Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier gave the following statement in Berlin on the 10th of November on the death of former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt:
“Germany has paused for reflection. The death of Helmut Schmidt fills me with great sorrow. We Germans have lost a father figure. Helmut Schmidt had a profound impact on us and our country. [...]"
Statement by Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the death of Helmut Schmidt
Last week, Deputy Consul General Helmut Landes informed members of the "German Bio Geeks Boston" on the recently established German Accelerator Life Sciences in Cambridge.
German Bio Geeks Boston
The German Accelerator Life Sciences (GALS), a growth acceleration program for German life sciences companies and an initiative by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, has opened its doors in Cambridge/Boston.
German Accelerator for Life Sciences Launches in Boston
On October 22, 2015, the German Consulate General sponsored a lecture at the Goethe-Institut on “Wagner and His Women” organized by the German Academic International Network (GAIN) in Boston.
"Wagner and His Women" Lecture
Deputy Consul General Helmut Landes, Italian Deputy Consul General Luigi Manno, LTC Commander Charlette K. Woodward, and veterans and members of the Associated German Societies of New England honored prisoners of war in Fort Devens this weekend.
Prisoners of War Annual Remembrance Ceremony
On Thursday October 15, 2015 industry experts discussed challenges and opportunities for US-investors in Germany with Marian LeMay from the German American Business Council and Deputy Consul General Helmut Landes from the German Consulate General.
Investing in Germany
On October 3, 2015, Consul General Mr. Ralf Horlemann, his wife Mrs. Bianca Horlemann, and keynote speaker Mr. Jürgen Hardt, Coordinator for Transatlantic Cooperation of the German Government, celebrated 25 Years of German Unity with a festive evening reception at the MIT Museum in Cambridge, MA.
25 Years of German Unity Celebration
German Deputy Consul General Helmut Landes visited Bar Harbor, Maine to join in on the last two days of “Deutsche Woche at Bar Harbor,” a week-long summer immersion program designed for German teachers at all levels of instruction.
Deutsche Woche at Bar Harbor
From June 25-26, 2015, Hamburg State Secretary of the Ministry of the Interior and Sport Christoph Holstein and Hamburg Police Commissioner Ralf Martin Meyer visited the City of Boston with other representatives of the Hamburg Police Department.
Hamburg Police Delegation Visits Boston
Yesterday evening at the Goethe-Institut Boston, the Consulates General of Germany and Israel, in partnership with Action Reconciliation Service for Peace and AJC, hosted a panel discussion on “The Future of Israeli-German Relations” in celebration of 50 years of diplomatic relations between Germany and Israel.
“The Future of Israeli-German Relations” Panel Discussion
On June 16, 2015, the German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (GACC), as part of its International Sustainability Series, hosted the German American Smart Buildings Symposium at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, MA.
German American Smart Buildings Symposium at MIT
Last week, on June 5, 2015, Acting Consul General of Germany Helmut Landes, GABC President Erik Dilger, and German Consulate General Scientific Liaison Officer Peter-Paul Henze, PhD, MBA hosted a private cocktail reception for 50 of Boston’s most important biotech individuals.
Biotech Summer Cocktail Reception
Before the school year comes to a close, policy makers and education officials from the greater Boston area took advantage of the chance to discuss the need for second language education. At the invitation of the European Languages Advocacy Group – New England (ELAG), about 90 superintendents, world language supervisors, and supporters of foreign language education met on May 13, 2015 at the Goethe-Institut in Boston.
ELAG Reception Promotes European Language Learning
On Monday evening at the Goethe-Institut, Consul General Rolf Schütte celebrated his past three years as Consul General of New England with more than 100 close friends and colleagues.
Au Revoir, Consul General Schütte
On Monday evening at Hebrew College in Newton, MA, the Consul General of Germany in New England, Rolf Schütte, the Consul General of Israel in New England, Yehuda Yaakov, and the President of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Boston, Mel Shuman, hosted a program entitled “A Miraculous Transformation: Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of German-Israeli Diplomatic Relations.”
50 Years of German-Israeli Diplomatic Relations
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Germany and Israel, the Consulate General of Germany in Boston, the Consulate General of Israel to New England, and the Goethe-Institut Boston co-sponsored a screening of “Farewell Herr Schwarz” (“Schnee von Gestern”) at the West Newton Cinema on Sunday, May 3, 2015.
Film Screening of “Farewell Herr Schwarz”
The German Bundestag invites you, in cooperation with the with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin to to apply for an International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) to spend five months in Berlin.
Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement on the 13th of April in response to news that Günter Grass had passed away: In Günter Grass, Germany has lost one of its true greats today.
Death of Günter Grass
German Consul General Rolf Schütte officially opened the “Jewish Life in Germany Today” exhibition at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA on Tuesday. The exhibit features 25 large-scale panels that tell the stories of Jewish authors, rabbis, entrepreneurs, students, and community members who live in Germany today.
"Jewish Life in Germany Today" Exhibition
Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed her deep shock at the tragic news of the crash of Germanwings flight 4U9525. The flight, bound for Düsseldorf from Barcelona, was carrying 144 passengers and 6 crewmembers when it went down in the southern France on Tuesday morning.
Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI)
Germany Trade and Invest is the foreign trade and inward investment agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. Germany Trade and Invest’s mission is to promote Germany as a location for industrial and technological investments and to identify investors for the German market.
On Sunday, February 1, 2015, German Consul General Rolf Schütte, in the presence of Israel and Anna Arbeiter, delivered remarks at the rededication of the Israel Arbeiter Gallery of Understanding at Gann Academy.
Israel Arbeiter Gallery of Understanding