The Abrahamic House, in coordination with the German Embassy in Washington, D.C., hosted a virtual short film screening and discussion with Ms. Anke Popper on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Over 75 years after the end of the Second World War, Holocaust memory is under threat. Holocaust distortion is on the rise and is eroding our understanding of historical truth. The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), of which Germany and the United States are members, has decided to focus this year’s Remembrance Day on this issue and has launched the #ProtectTheFacts campaign to counter Holocaust distortion.

Anke Yael Popper, First Secretary at the German Embassy:
As a career diplomat Anke is the Head of the cultural section of the German Embassy. Prior to working as Head of Real Estate Management Europe at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin she has been posted to the German Embassy in Tel Aviv/Israel where she was Head of the Economical Department.
Anke has gained experience in the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the department for Environment and Climate and at first posting as a diplomat in Ljubljana/Slovenia after her diplomatic training.
Born in Germany, Anke graduated at the College of Foreign Affairs in Bonn. After her studies, she has gained experience at embassies in Bucharest/Romania and The Hague/Netherlands and has also worked in Berlin as Deputy Gender Equality Representative of the State Department.
Anke lives in Rockville and is married with two children. She speaks German, English, Hebrew, French and Romanian.