The month of November is dedicated to some very interesting cultural events.
On November 22, the annual European Union Film Festival will be opened in Vancouver. The German contribution “Farewell to Europe” about the life of Stefan Zweig during his exile is going to be screened on December 1. The German-French-Austrian co-production from the year 2016, according to the judgment of film critics an “astonishingly relevant historical refugee film”, will also find followers here.
Already on November 18, the Vancouver Foreign Film Society shows the German movie “Transit”, which is also dedicated to a refugee fate. The film is based on a novel by Anna Seghers.
On November 28, our Consulate General invites you to an exhibition by Dresden-born artist Friedrich Peter. The motto of the exhibition is: “Touched and untouched beauty - Dresden and Vancouver”.
And last but not least an artistic outlook for the upcoming year: Max Raabe and his “Palace Orchestra” will have their first concert of their North American tour in Vancouver on March 9: the program is titled “Dream a little dream”.
Wishing you a wonderful autumn
Dr. Klaus Schmidt
Consul General of Germany
Consul General Dr. jur. Klaus Schmidt
Born November 27, 1956 in Würzburg
Married, two children
|1976 - 1981|
|1981||1st State Exam|
|1981 - 1984||Practical Training|
|1984||2nd State Exam|
|1991||PhD (Dr. jur. utriusque)|
|1985 - 2003|
Press and Information Office
Assignments and Entry to the Foreign Office
|1987 - 1988|
|1991 - 1995|
Head of Press and Information Department, Visa and Consular Section
|2003 - 2005|
Head of Division K 01
|2005 - 2008|
|2008 - 2011|
Head of Division 603 and 608
Head of Cultural Section
|2012 - 2015|
Deputy Head of Mission and Head of Economic Section
|2015 - 2018|