Speeches

  • 20.12.2007

    Amos Oz

    Laudation

    Laudation for the ceremony of awarding the Leo Baeck Prize, by the Central Council of Jewish Communities in Germany, to Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer, Berlin 10/5/2005
    Dear Joschka Fischer, Dear Members of The Jury of the Leo Baeck Prize, Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends, Good Morning, Shalom to all of you ...

  • 20.12.2007

    Address by German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer on receiving the Award

    Mr Spiegel, Mr Federal President, Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, Amos Oz,
    I feel greatly honoured by the award today of the Leo Baeck Prize, a prize named after one of German Jewry's most outstanding representatives both as a Rabbi and a scholar. I of course never had the opportunity to meet Leo Baeck myself, but he must have been a man of impressive intellect and extraordinary human qualities ...