Federal Minister of Agriculture Cem Özdemir receives the Leo Baeck Prize from the Central Council of Jews in Germany. "He works with great commitment for the Jewish community and courageously opposes all forms of anti-Semitism - even if it has thrown on a disguise of criticism of the State of Israel," said the President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Josef Schuster, on Tuesday . The Green politician does not forget Germany's historical responsibility. The award ceremony is on October 20, 2022 in Berlin.
The award commemorates Rabbi Leo Baeck (1873-1956), who was the spiritual leader of German Jews during the National Socialist regime. The winners include former Federal Presidents such as Richard von Weizsäcker (1994) and Christian Wulff (2011) as well as Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel (2007).
Leo Baeck Prize