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We hope you are all enjoying the last few days of summer to the fullest and preparing yourself well for the long rainy months ahead!
But rain or no rain - October is going to be exciting! In Canada, October has been officially designated German Heritage Month in 2016 to recognize the remarkable contributions of Canadians of German descent to Canada's success. We are very honored and excited about this!
And the choice could not have fallen on a better month than October, because on October 3, 2022, we will celebrate for the 32nd time the highest and most important holiday there is in Germany: the Day of German Unity! For many Germans who still grew up with the Wall, this will always remain a very special day and evoke extraordinary memories: How we stand in thousands, completely stunned, along a highway that once ended impassably at a barbed-wire fence, insurmountable and fiercely guarded by watchtowers on the other side. Thousands and thousands of Trabants now rolling along this once silent road with completely overwhelmed, crying, laughing passengers who stopped, got out and fell sobbing into the arms of strangers. Incredible moments that will never be forgotten.
But there's more to be excited about this October: all the many fine events coming up this month! The Vancouver Writer's Festival has invited Pierre Jarawan, a highly interesting German-Lebanese author whose events we are very excited about! And to share our joy with you, we are giving away 10 tickets for one of the two events with Pierre!
There are also many interesting German productions and co-productions to see at the VIFF and we hope there is something for every taste!
Check out all the events in our newsletter, we look forward to seeing you there!
With best regards from your
Consul General Marc Eichhorn
Born 1962 in Backnang.
|1982/06||Secondary School Examination, Stuttgart|
|1982/10 – 1983/10||Military Service, Ulm|
|1983/10 – 1986/03||Economics studies, University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim|
1986/04 – 1991/04
|History and Roman languages studies, University of Heidelberg|
|1991/05 – 1993/04||Training at the diplomatic service school, German Foreign Office, Bonn|
|1993/05 – 1993/07||Language training Polish, Bonn/Warsaw|
1993/08 – 1993/10
|UN arms control programme, Geneva, Switzerland|
|1993/11 – 1996/10||Desk officer, German Embassy Warsaw, Poland|
|1996/11 – 1999/07||Desk officer, German Foreign Office, Bonn|
|1999/08 – 2002/06||Desk officer, German Consulate General Osaka-Kobe, Japan|
2002/07 – 2005/06
|Desk officer, German Foreign Office, Berlin|
|2005/07 – 2006/01||Head diplomatic extension office Herat, German Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan|
|2006/02 – 2010/06||Deputy head of division, German Foreign Office, Berlin|
|2010/07 – 2012/04||Deputy head of mission, German Consulate General Los Angeles, USA|
|2012/05 – 2013/06||Deputy head of mission, German Embassy Tripolis, Libya|
|2013/07 – 2015/06||Desk officer, German Embassy London, United Kingdom|
|2014/01 – 2014/03||Acting head of mission, German Embassy Sana´a, Yemen|
|2015/07 – 2017/07||Head of mission, German Consulate General Erbil, Iraq|
|2017/08 – 2021/07||Head of division, German Foreign Office, Berlin|
|2021/08 – 2022/06||Secondment, German Interior Ministry, Berlin|