August 2nd, 2012 Salomon Korn being interviewed by Rolf van Dick
Salomon Korn was born in Lublin in 1943. He studied architecture with a minor in sociology in Berlin and Darmstadt and received a doctor’s degree in 1976. His dissertation was about the reformation of the penal system. He designed the Jewish community center in Frankfurt am Main. Since 1999 he has been the chairman of the Jewish community in Frankfurt am Main and vice president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, since 2003. He is a member of different foundations, including being a board member of the Ludwig-Börne-Stiftung, the senate of the German National Foundation, the development association for Yiddish language and culture e.V., advisory board for Action Reconciliation Service for Peace, the ZDF-broadcasting commission and member of the curatorship for the German Foundation of the Jewish Museum of Berlin. In 2005 Salomon Korn received the “Cicero-Speakers’-Price” for extraordinary rhetorical performance in the category “politics”. In May 2006 the federal state Hesse awarded him the honorary title “professor” because of his commitment, concerning the topic of “remembrance”. Since October 2006 he has been honorary senator of the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg and since April 2008 member of the university council. In 2009 he received the Hessian culture award. In the interview with Rolf van Dick he talks about his personal leadership style, about authority, about Ignatz Bubis as a role model and about the grace of charity as a central value for out society.