January 2023

Members of the German American Committee of St. Louis, Ambassador Dittmann (Deputy Head of Mission, German Embassy, Washington, D.C.), and members of the Bartelsmann Foundation enjoy a Kaffeeklatsch on January 19, 2023 at the German Cultural Hall on Jefferson. Photo by Walter Busch.

Ambassador Axel Dittmann Visit

The German American Committee of St. Louis was excited to welcome Ambassador Dittmann, the Deputy Chief of Mission at the German Embassy in Washington, D.C. for a Kaffeeklatsch on January 19, 2023. The fifteen members of the GACStL and their members were joined by the Bertelsmann Foundation of Washington, D.C. Bertelsmann Foundation,

German American Committee Leaders came together at the German American Cultural Society’s Hall on Jefferson to discuss matters of local importance and to share their organization’s concerns. A lively Kaffeeklatsch allowed everyone to learn more about the German American Community in the St. Louis and St. Charles regions. The event was facilitated by the Bertelsmann Foundation and allowed everyone an opportunity to share information and network.

The German American Committee is a council composed of fifteen organizations that preserve the heritage and history of the German American community in St. Louis and St. Charles regions. The GAC of St. Louis was founded in 1983, with the Tricentennial Anniversary of German Settlement in America, and serves as a network of organizations, some of which are over 150 years old that preserve the German community and culture. For more about them visit https://germanamericancommittee.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/GACSTL/ anytime.


Published by Dorris Keeven-Franke

I like to share the difficult stories of people and places, and help others reconnect to their own past.

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