Daugavpils welcomed important guests

  The German ambassador, Mrs. Andrea Wiktorin, visited Daugavpils Last week, from Monday, 14th October, to Tuesday, 15th October, the German ambassador Andrea Wiktorin visited Daugavpils. At first she went to municipal gymnasium and was informed about possibilities of how to learn German in the city and which activities at school are linked to German language. Afterwards the diplomat was greeted by the city council, and a presentation about Daugavpils, its history, today’s situation and future plans was shown to her. Next the German ambassador went to the faculty of humanity and handed a donation of books. Shortly after that she met the board of university for a personal talk. Finally she honoured our association “ERFOLG” with her visit. We presented the history, activities and further plans of our organization to her. We are very happy about her pledge to visit us next year for the 20 years anniversary of “ERFOLG”. One day after commemorated the victims of Jewish pursuit and she warned not to forget this part of German Latvian history, to make something like this not possible anymore. Then she visited the famous Mark Rothko centre and was impressed by the artworks. Later she showed her respect for the victims of the First and Second World War and visited the war memorials on the cemeteries of dead soldiers in Daugavpils. Her stay in Daugavpils ends with a guided tour through the halls of the German company “Ziegler”. As part of “ERFOLG” and citizens of Daugavpils we are very proud that the German ambassador herself visited our city and we hope she enjoyed her stay here. We are very happy about welcoming her here and we are looking forward to meet her again soon. Association of the Dünaburg Germans “ERFOLG” Cietoksna 44. 5401 Daugavpils, Latvia. Tel.: 00371 20371892 E-mail : erfolg@inbox.lv www.erfolg.lv