September 2nd, 2014

Federal President Joachim Gauck guest-of-honour at Central Council rally “Stand up! Never again anti-Semitism!” – Numerous supporters

The Central Council of Jews in Germany is delighted to announce the presence of a special guest-of-honour at its anti-Semitism rally on September 14, 2014, at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin: Federal President Joachim Gauck has agreed to attend.

The President of the Central Council of Jews, Dr. Dieter Graumann stated: “It is a very special and moving sign of solidarity and fellowship that the Federal President wishes to take part in our rally. This gesture means a lot to the entire Jewish community and we are sincerely delighted. The Federal President has our sincerest thanks!”

The large-scale anti-Semitism rally by the Central Council of Jews in Germany under the motto “Steh auf! Nie wieder Judenhass“ (“Stand up! Never again anti-Semitism!”) is already attracting keen interest and widespread support.

Besides our President, Dr. Dieter Graumann, Chancellor Angela Merkel will address the rally as a keynote speaker. We are delighted to count among our supporters the CDU and CSU, SPD, Grüne, FDP and Linke parties, as well as the German Football Federation, the German Football League, the German Olympic Sports Confederation, the German Trades Union Federation, the DIG German-Israeli Association, the Societies for Christian-Jewish Cooperation, ARSP (Action Reconciliation Service for Peace) and the Wall AG.

Note: There will be reserved areas for press representatives. Accreditation is compulsory to have access to them! Advices for accreditations will follow!

Frankfurt a. M./Berlin, September 5, 2014 / 10 Elul 5774