Chancellor Gerhard Schröder
President Johannes Rau
Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer
Ambassador to the US Wolfgang Ischinger
September 11, 2001
The White House
Dear Mr. President:
It was with horror that I learned of the abominable terrorist attacks on the
World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington in which so many
innocent people have lost their lives.
My government staunchly condemns these acts of terrorism. The German people
are at the side of the United States of America in this difficult hour.
I wish to express my deep-felt condolences and complete solidarity to you and
the American people. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their
The Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany
The President of the United States of America
Mr. George W. Bush
It was with horror and deep shock that I learned of the disaster which today
hit your citizens and your country. What happened in New York and Washington
I would like to extend to you, the victims' families and the entire American
people my heartfelt condolences.
President of the Federal Republic of Germany
Berlin, September 11, 2001
Secretary of State
The Department of State
In stunned horror, we are watching the images and news from Washington and New
York. We feel for the victims and their families. Germany stands by the American
people in the face of this terrible crime.
With deep-felt sympathy,
Washington, D.C., September 11, 2001
Secretary of State
Dear Mr. Secretary:
We were shocked and horrified to watch the terrorist attacks on the United States
unfold this morning. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you
and the American people.
The German Government and the German people want to help you in any way we can,
with both moral and practical support. We are already in contact with the U.S.
Embassy in Berlin and other U.S. institutions in Germany, including the U.S.
Armed Forces, to ensure the protection of U.S. installations on German territory.
As concerns concrete support in the aftermath and rescue efforts, the German
Government is prepared to fly in any special engineering equipment you may need,
including the respective personnel.
Point of contact for any requests Department of State may have in this matter
is Harald Braun, Minister for Political Affairs.