Reviews Hitzlsperger receives the Federal Cross of Merit

15:35  22 september  2020
15:35  22 september  2020 Source:   90min.de

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After a six-month stint on the International Space Station (ISS) that ended this past November, it's high time for another high point: Alexander Gerst has been honored with the Federal Cross of Merit . Now, his hard work and outstanding spirit has been awarded with a Federal Cross of Merit : one of

A Cross of Merit is a personal decoration which is generally above the rank of medal and below that of knight, and may refer to: Federal Cross of Merit . Cross of Merit of the Order of the House of Orange. Cross of Merit (Netherlands), a decoration for bravery. Cross of Merit of the Dutch Red Cross .

Thomas Hitzlsperger, CEO of VfB Stuttgart, is one of the 15 citizens who will receive the Federal Cross of Merit on October 1st.

Wird am 1. Oktober im Schloss Bellevue geehrt: Thomas Hitzlsperger. © imago images Will be honored on October 1st in Bellevue Palace: Thomas Hitzlsperger.

On the Day of German Unity, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will award the elect in Bellevue Palace with the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

"The seven women and eight men have made an outstanding contribution," says a statement from the Federal President's Office. "They help to cope with the corona pandemic, promote the merging of East and West and contribute to breaking down prejudices in our society."

Hitzlsperger had "already committed himself to tolerance as well as to social and educational projects during his active career. By coming out publicly in 2014 as the first former national soccer player in Germany, he removed taboos on the subject of homosexuality in soccer and sport and led to a broad and factual debate about discrimination in sport. "

Add to this his "great voluntary commitment", which shows "how important it is to break down prejudices for successful coexistence in an open society".

VfB boss Hitzlsperger wants to extend .
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