Henriette Reker

Mayor of Cologne 
“The 1700 Years of Jewish Life in Germany Year of Celebration starts right here in Cologne and will celebrated across Germany. Cologne stands for openness and diversity, and the Jewish tradition is firmly established in our urban community. This Year of Celebration thrives on encounters and I am confident that we will be able to facilitate them. The diverse series of events will send a clear signal against the rise of antisemitism and racism today. I extend a warm invitation to everyone to take part in this Year of Celebration.”