President of Jewish Culture Association Remains at Helm
Enlarge image The Ohel Jakob Synagogue in Muncih was dedicated in 2006. (© picture-alliance / akg-images / ) Charlotte Knobloch is to remain at the helm of the Jewish Cultural Association of Munich and Upper Bavaria (IKG). The other 14 members of the organization’s board confirmed on Wednesday evening that the 79-year-old Knobloch would remain president of Germany’s second-largest Jewish association for four more years, the IKG announced on Thursday.
Knobloch has led the association since 1985. She was also the vice president of the World Jewish Congress and was the head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany from 2006 to 2010.
During her new term, Knobloch plans on fighting the “once again noticeably increasing anti-Semitism in Germany.” She added that restrictions on the fundamental right of the freedom of religion would also be on the agenda for her new term in office.