Consul General David Gill traveled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this week to meet with politicians, locals and students at a variety of events. While in Pittsburgh, he visited the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood to honor the innocent worshipers who lost their lives in the horrible shooting on October 27, 2018. Particularly in view of this and the shooting in Halle an der Saale this week, CG Gill stressed that Germany would continue to stand up against anti-Semitism and stands in solidarity with the Jewish Community against all forms of violence.
In addition, Consul General Gill visited the Bosch Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and participated in a panel discussion at the University of Pittsburgh about the topic: the differences between East and West Germany – 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Peaceful Revolution and the fall of the Berlin Wall were also topics of discussion with highly interested German language learners at West Allegheny High School.
Furthermore, Consul General Gill hosted a reception for the city's German community. At this well-attended event he spoke about “The Ties that Bind: The State of the German-American Alliance”. Not least of all, Mr. Gill visited the Andy Warhol Museum and admired the art of one of the most famous sons of Pittsburgh.