03 May Margot Friedländer and Inge Deutschkron become honorary citizens of Berlin
The Schwarzkopf Foundation is pleased that Margot Friedländer and Inge Deutschkron have been honored for their engagement with the honorary citizenship of Berlin. Both of them have been closely connected with the Schwarzkopf Foundation for many years. On Tuesday, all members of the Berlin Senate voted in favor of the honorary citizenship, which is one of the highest honors in the city of Berlin.
Michael Müller (SPD), Berlin’s governing mayor, honooured the two women as “special personalities from whom we all can learn a lot about courage and humanity”. Despite their age – the 96-year-old Margot Friedlander and 95-year-old Inge Deutschkron – see it as their duty to share their knowledge and experience to young people, “because they did not lose their belief in a future of a Germany without anti-Semitism, racism, and militarism «, emphasized Müller.
In 2014, the Schwarzkopf Foundation founded the Margot Friedländer Award together with Margot Friedländer. It encourages young people to engage themselves with the history of the holocaust and today’s culture of remembrance and to get active in the fight against today’s anti-Semitism, racism, and discrimination.