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.
Mar 23, 2017
After surviving the Holocaust as a child–first in a ghetto in Poland and then in Auschwitz and Sachsenhausen concentration camps and even a death march–Thomas Buergenthal dedicated his life to the protection of human rights as a judge and law professor.
Order of Merit for Buergenthal
Jan 19, 2017
Ambassador Wittig spoke with Joshua Johnson, host of 1A on WAMU 88.5 on Thursday about German-American relations, transatlantic trade and investment relations, NATO, the European Union and more.
Jan 17, 2017
In an op-ed published in the Huffington Post and in light of recent interview comments made by the President-Elect, Ambassador Peter Wittig promotes the transatlantic alliance.
Huffington Post Article
Dec 22, 2016
Ambassador Wittig talked to CNN and NPR this week about the response to the deadly attack on the Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz in Berlin. In both interviews he thanked the American people for their overwhelming solidarity and support for Germany.
Oct 6, 2016
German Olympians were the special guests at the celebration of the Day of German Unity in Washington, DC, on October 5. The Day of German Unity is also a time to remember that this accomplishment would not have been possible without the support of the American people, Ambassador Wittig said.
Sep 19, 2016
Ahead of two important conferences at the UN this week on the global refugee and migrant crisis, Ambassador Wittig wrote a piece for the Huffington Post about Germany's commitment.
Huffington Post Article
Sep 15, 2016
In an opinion piece for the Washington Post, Ambassador Wittig talks about the significance of the EU summit in Bratislava and about the challenges ahead for the remaining 27 EU member states.
Washington Post Article
Aug 10, 2016
Ambassador Peter Wittig talked recently with Huffington Post Foreign Affairs Reporter Akbar Shahid Ahmed about the importance of the NATO alliance and how it is facing today's challenges.
Huffington Post Interview
Jul 15, 2016
Ambassador Wittig presented the Director of the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University, Jeffrey Anderson, with the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Oder of Merit
Jun 13, 2016
Ambassador Peter Wittig hosted the award ceremony for the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award last week at the embassy. The prize is presented annually by the International Women in Media Foundation and was awarded this year to American photographer Adriane Ohanesian.
Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award