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Foreign Minister Westerwelle

Exclusive: Foreign Minister Westerwelle congratulates JVG: “I am proud that there is a Jewish Voice…”

“I am proud that there is a Jewish Voice…”, a year after its launch, Germany's Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle sends his Congratulations to the Jewish Voice from Germany. Westerwelle points to the fact that there is a flourishing Jewish life again. And he emphasizes that Germany and Israel share fundamental values: freedom, democracy and the rule of law.
Ernst Hess, 1912 – and in the 1950’s

Hitler’s Jewish Commander and Victim

A Jew survived due to an order given by Hitler. Our editor Susanne Mauss found a note of the Gestapo to the effect that the judge Ernst Hess was not to be persecuted or deported because of an order from the Reich Chancellery. During World War I, Hess had been an officer [...]

The New Synagogue Ohel Jakob in Munich opened in November 2006

German Jews or Jews in Germany?

No Chance of Becoming a Decisive Factor Again

It was the birth or rather the invention of the German nation that became a major challenge for Jews in Germany. In the Holy Roman Empire, the notion of German- Jewish was a neutral legal one for both [...]

Guido Westerwelle

Germany’s Obligation

I would like to congratulate Jewish Voice from Germany on the publication of its first issue. Reporting from Germany in the English language for Jewish communities in the USA, Canada, Israel and the UK, this publication shows the world the new blossoming of Jewish life [...]

White House

What Germany expects from USA

Barack Obama won the elections. What can we expect from the president? Germans hope, that the renewed U.S. administration will help pave the way for a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians. But one thing is for sure: Strong ties between the U.S., Germany and Israel will remain.