The Stoltenberg Institute of Forty-eighter Studies, a forum for German-American discourse. The Institute is named in honor of Dr. Gerhard Stoltenberg (1929-2001), who served as Minister-President of the state of Schleswig-Holstein. An advisory board for the new institute has also been formed. Chaired by Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann, Cincinnati, Ohio (www.donheinrichtolzmann.net), its members include Henry Kissinger, Eric Braeden, Walter Pfaeffle, and others prominent in the fields of German-American Studies and U.S.-German relations.
The Institute’s goal is to “preserve the history of European democratic republican 1848er immigrants, (Forty-Eighters), and by promoting public involvement in and appreciation of this heritage through educational programming.” The Institute aims to be “a transatlantic institute, espousing the Forty-eighters’ conviction that we all embody moral values that should be publicly expressed, thereby making a meaningful contribution towards solving the myriad of challenges confronting the Western world.”