Evelyn Hecht Galinski

German President to Visit Israel: Will He Speak Out for Freedom?

The upcoming visit of Gemrany’s new President Gauck to Israel has raised hopes among pro-peace activists that he, a respected activist in the successful 1989 ‘peaceful revolution“ of East Germans, will use the opportunity to speak out in defense of basic human rights. Evelyn Hecht Galinski, daughter of the late head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, has issued an open letter to Gauck, calling on him to do just this.