Award of Merit 2014
During his tenure Ralph Hofmann as president of B'nai B'rith Europe Ralph Hofmann bestowed the Award of Merit of B’nai B’rith Europe 2014 on Dr. Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Axel Springer SE. The award ceremony took place during a festive dinner at the Hotel Intercontinental in Frankfurt am Main. Many public figures responded to the invitation. The Minister of Finance of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble gave the eulogy for Dr. Döpfner.
Ralph Hofmann praised Dr. Döpfner for his commitment to Israel and the Jewish people and pointed out the close relationship of the Axel Springer Group to Israel.
For the musical entertainment of the world star David D'Or came all the way from Israel.
Lifetime Award of Merit 2014
During his tenure Ralph Hofmann as President of B'nai B'rith Europe, awarded the Lifetime Award of Merit in 2014 to the President of Israel, Shimon Peres.
The ceremony took place at the residence of the President in Jerusalem. Ralph Hofmann praised Shimon Peres as a bridge builder and visionary it peace.