The German Department
The German Department deals with the relationships and exchanges between Germany and Israel. This dialogue has existed for many years, even prior to the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries (which was declared in 1965). The department deals with cultural exchanges, that include delegations of educators, university students, and teenagers. The department is continuously in touch with many institutions in Germany; amongst these are universities, schools, various educational and cultural institutions, including Jewish communities and organizations. Amongst others, the department has targeted activities dealing with the subject of the holocaust, and especially preserving the memory of the holocaust. Likewise: many seminars are held here for German volunteers who stay in Israel for lengthy periods of time, of about a year, and are financed by Germany’s Ministry of Social Welfare.