Abraham Foxman, the head of the American human rights organization anti-defamation League confronting anti-Semitism, awarded cross of commander of the order of merit – the highest award of Germany – who handed him the German Ambassador to the U.S. Peter Wittig.
About it writes on Thursday, February 25, Jewish news Agency JTA.
«You are the voice of tolerance and responsibility, opposing hatred and discrimination, and fighter against all forms of fanaticism. Your work brings Germany and the Jewish community in the U.S.,» said the Ambassador during the meeting in Washington, D.C. the ceremony.
In response, Foxman, who survived the Holocaust, admitted he did not expect that I will be given such an honorable award from the government of Germany. The head of the ADL also noted that the country «has learned a good lesson from the tragedy of the Holocaust.»