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2    Index

3    Karen E. Johnson, Consul General

4    Dietrich Wersich, Head of the Hamburg Ministry for Social and
     Family Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection

5    Dr. Domenico Antonio Merola, President CIF International

7    Ilse Hoffmann, President CIF Germany

8    Martha, Frank and Jane Ollendorff

9    Anita Gerdes, Greetings from Anita Gerdes (Germany),
     participant in the 1st CIP program 1956 and
     one of the founding members of the Council of International Fellowship

11   Dr. Beate Arlt: Henry B. Ollendorff: A Biographic Sketch

14   Lollie Bailey- Nilsson, Memories about the First CIP in Reverse Program,
     in Hamburg 1958

16   Program of the Symposium CIF International
     50 Years of intercultural Social Work

19   Dr. Henry Ollendorff’s Speech To The First Participants
     In Cleveland International Program 1956

20   Wilhelm Wannemacher,
     From POW (Prisoner of War) to Scholarship Holder of CIP

23   Post Tour: Hamburg – Berlin

25   CIF/CIP-Conferences since 1958

27   Founding data’s of the National Branches

28   C.I.F. – Executive Committees from 1960 - today

30   Michael Jackson - Heal The World

31   Hotel Information, locations and phone numbers
Karen E. Johnson

                “50 Years of Intercultural Social Work” –
                     Council of International Fellowship
                                 Symposium in Hamburg
                                                    August 27 to 28, 2010

Dear Participants and Guests of the Symposium “50 Years of Intercultural Social Work,”

It is with great pleasure that I congratulate you on your 50th anniversary of promoting mutual
understanding by bringing together professionals in the field of social and youth work and special
education from all around the globe. Through more than 5,000 exchange participants from 110
countries, over past five decades you have created a vibrant network of alumni who are dedicated
not only to serving their communities, but also to creating a more peaceful world.

With your work and mission you are echoing President Barack Obama’s call to all Americans to
participate in America’s recovery and renewal by serving their communities. President Obama is a
strong supporter of empowering ordinary people to do extraordinary things. He believes that civic
engagement and service should be a lifelong commitment, whether at the school, community, city,
state, or national level and, let me add, at the international level as well.

With your exemplary dedication to promoting international exchanges, you are paying tribute to
your founder, Dr. Henry Ollendorff, and his vision of the “universal human community.” To quote
his wife, Martha, from an interview she gave in 2005, “Henry Ollendorff was convinced that the
way to global peace was through personal contact and shared experiences.” As a representative
of the U.S. Mission to Germany and as someone who majored in Social Work, I am particularly
proud that the U.S. government helped establish and support this dynamic global exchange

I am sure that you will experience a successful and inspiring symposium in Hamburg and I wish
the Council of International Fellowship all the best for the next 50 years!

With best regards,

Karen E. Johnson
Consul General

                                                                           Dietrich Wersich

                         Welcome address on the anniversary of the
                         “Council of International Fellowship”

Dear Participants,

“Meeting each other means adding to each other”. And that is exactly the idea that brought you all
together to Hamburg. When Henry B. Ollendorf founded the Council of International Fellowship
(CIF) at the “Auf dem Stintfang” here, his intention was to promote the exchange of information,
experience, and ideas in the field of social and youth work.
What began as a rather small community comprised of former members of a German-American
exchange programme is today an organization with members in more than 40 countries. Over the
past 50 years, thousands of scholarship holders have studied and worked abroad in foreign
countries. And now, you, dear participants, have come from all over the globe. But one thing has
never changed: the idea that when we meet each other, we add to each other.
A concept that might be even more important in our globalised world than it was at the beginning
of the 1960s. As a maritime city, Hamburg has always attracted people from different countries.
But today, intercultural competence is more vital than ever to anyone involved in social and youth
work. Knowledge and awareness of the traditions, values, and characteristics of other cultures is
crucial to developing an understanding of people from diverse origins and being able to support
Moreover, the recognition and acceptance of social work amongst the public greatly depends on
the extent to which it can help solve social problems. While such problems and challenges are
often comparable across countries, the locally developed strategies are not. On a global scale, we
can learn a lot from each other in this regard. Your meeting at CIF, and especially your exchange
programme, promote and encourage this type of learning process.
I wish CIF all the best in continuing the programme’s success for another 50 years and beyond.
International dialogues generate essential and valuable suggestions, inspiration, and ideas. The
international exchange between professionals and experts creates potentials, develops and
enhances skills and knowledge, and promotes understanding and awareness.
Yours sincerely,

Dietrich Wersich
Head of the Hamburg Ministry for Social and Family Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection

Dr. Domenico Antonio Merola

                          Welcome from the President of
                                CIF - INTERNATIONAL

 I am privileged and honoured to be addressing you on this very special occasion as President of
our beloved CIF, celebrating 50 years of active life. The hardest thing to do is to decide what to
say and how to say it, so I’m just going to follow my heart, because CIF’s where my heart is.

 Allow me first of all to mention Henry Ollendorff, the man who inspired the founding members
that in 1960 gave birth to this wonderful adventure called the Council of International Fellowship.
Each and every one of them will be appropriately named and revered individually at the
celebration, to remind us all of the men and women who represent our roots.

  The same spirit that motivated our forefathers followed in the years to gradually develop our
Association into what it is today: an ongoing opportunity to encourage professional growth,
international understanding and friendship with no strings attached, as I like to define it. If we have
survived for half a century with so little material resources, there must be a reason!

  Looking to the future, however, many queries arise. Are we adequately equipped to convey our
message to the younger generations? Do we need to adapt in some way on how to present such
message? How can we adequately respond to the new needs of a fast changing world, keeping
true to the original spirit? These and more questions, I feel, need our utmost attention and, in fact,
we have already started for some years what we call our Strategic Planning Process, which is still
in progress in its final stage.

   I like to think that we are all in CIF because we want to not because we have to. This is what
makes it so real and essential. There is no power struggle, you become an office holder or you
accept a certain task driven by your belief in the cause and this is invaluable in a world where
things often work differently. This, to me, is the spirit that has brought us where we are and
hopefully will continue to live on and take us further, with the appropriate adjustments.

   Thirty years ago, after participating in the CIP Program in Minnesota, I wrote some words that
were then put into music, these words, better than anything else convey the message I have lived
all of this time, keeping the flame alive! Allow me to share them with you:

                                                        CIF and CIP,
                                                something very special to me,
                                              a unique hope of a world to come
                                              where the earth is one big country!

We all seem so different and apart,           The same fears and hopes we all            We learn and give receiving and
the color of our skin,                        have,                                      offering,
the language that we speak,                   The same fears and hopes we all            it seems so easy to do,
till we come together,                        have,                                      why then does man fight man?
sharing      the    experience   of...        the programs take us back in years,        The experience proves a peaceful
(chorus)                                      starting each time anew,                   coexistence of...(chorus)
                                              building and living the special gift of
                                              friendship of.....(chorus)

                                         The experience is a rare wonderful moment,
                                          providing as much as you're willing to take,
                                            there's a reality transcending your land,
                                                the beautiful reality of mankind,
                                               through C.I.F. and C.I.P (chorus)

In roman numerals L stands for the number 50, for CIF 50 years of Love! Happy Golden
Anniversary to us all present in body and/or spirit!

Domenico Antonio (Mimmo) Merola
President CIF International

                             Participants 1960 on a harbours boat tour in Hamburg

Ilse Hoffmann

        A warm welcome to the CIF International’s
                         symposium in Hamburg:
           “50 Years Of Intercultural Social Work”

On behalf of CIF Germany I, as chairwoman, may gladly bid you welcome here in
Hamburg, the place of foundation of CIF International.

We are very pleased with so many of you finding their way to the symposium and the
weekend-festivities; especially in terms of celebrating the jubilee with a part of the
founding members.

It is not only a ‘decadal birthday’ but also the retrospective view on 50 years of active
Intercultural Social Work all around this globe.
People of many nations met with new framework conditions in a different country and
mutually enhanced their professional roots and connections as well as their
interpersonal encounters.

The get-together of people of many different countries, different cultures and different
ethnical backgrounds was Henry Ollendorff’s idea already 50 years ago:
He knew of the importance and necessity of learning from one another.

It had a different meaning after the Second World War but it is still of prevailing
relevance in prospect us growing together evermore. Considering the Globalization all
nations have to take intercultural lessons – and CIF made more than half a century’s
contribution by teaching especially the younger generations.

Meanwhile even the science detected the work of CIF – so within these hours in
Hamburg we will hear about the livelong learning caused by one single momentum.
We will also learn of the sustainability and effect of exchange programs with the aid of
mutual exchange and a practical example.

To say it in the last week’s soccer world championship: a young team set out 50 years
ago for making the kick-off to achieve something – and the match is not over but
continues to invite young players to participate.

Ilse Hoffmann
President CIF Germany

What CIF Means to the Henry Ollendorff Family
From Martha (wife, age 100+), Frank (son) and Jane (daughter-in-law)

CIF offers each of us personally the wonderful opportunity to make friends from around
the world—from France to India, from the Phillipines to the Baltics, from Germany to
New Zealand and more. As we meet and learn about your lives and cultures at the
CIF International conferences and through our travels, we discover again and again
how much we have in common and how valuable the opportunities you offer us to
expand our knowledge and understanding by sharing our differences.

We feel so enriched and grateful and amazed that CIF has kept Henry Ollendorff’s
vision and dreams alive and expanding for more than 50 years. “It would mean so
much to Henry to know that you continue the program through CIF—unchanged,
promoting peace through cultural exchange,” said Martha.

We appreciate our common concern for social welfare, sharing human services
delivery best practices, and valuing diversity and peaceful resolution of conflicts. We
also share your love of music, dance, laughter and just plain fun! Thank you for being
our “best friends” living worlds apart, touching us personally, intellectually and socially.

              Martha, Frank and Jane Ollendorff, 2010

Anita Gerdes

Greetings from Anita Gerdes (Germany),
participant in the 1st CIP program 1956 and one of
the founding members of the Council of
International Fellowship

Honoured Senator Mr. Wersich, Guests, Friends and Members of the Council of
International Fellowship:

A cordial welcome to you all, thanks for coming and greetings from two of our founding
members who are not able to be with us for this celebration weekend, due to health
reasons. So I’m bringing greetings to you from Marlies Hornberger, participant in
Cleveland 1957, who over many years edited our CI Magazine in her family owned
printing shop without sending a bill, as well as from Gisela Senssfelder. Most of you
know her as our very good friend from Germany who was with the program since its
beginning in 1956 and side by side with Henry Ollendorff she was the creative mind
and initiator to establish CIF. She is especially sorry that she cannot be here with us
due to her severe illness. The doctor advised her not to travel from Bonn to Hamburg.
She had planned to send a letter of greeting but at the present time she is not able to
do so. So she sends greetings to all of you, wishing a successful symposium in
remembrance of 54 years of CIP and 50th anniversary of CIF and asked me to tell you
what she might have said or written to us.

So, instead of her I want to tell you a bit about why it happened that in 1960 our
Council of International Fellowship was founded here in Hamburg at our third
international meeting with the theme “Youth Work done by Voluntary and Statuary

Gisela had been working at the United States Embassy in Stuttgart, responsible for
German –American Exchange programs, its organisation and preparing the
participants for their trip to the USA. In order to get to know the special aspects of the
new ‘Cleveland Program for Youth Leaders and Social Workers’, which was the name
of the beginning , in Cleveland, Ohio. Gisela was asked to accompany the second
group in 1957 to Cleveland to take part in the theoretical program with lectures and
visits in agencies, helped with some organisational things in the office and went for
contacts to Washington D.C., before going back to Germany after 2 months.

Back to her regular work in Stuttgart she started to organise weekend meetings for the
returnees 1958 in Darmstadt, Henry’s home town, with the theme “education” and
1959 in Bad Liebenzell where the theme was “integration”. Both meetings were small
ones but already with international participation with friends from neighbouring
countries. The result was the request of the participants to hold meetings every other
year, to extend the time for about 3 -5 days and include lectures about social work,
agency visits and have those professional meetings in other countries too, organised
by former participants in CIP. That, however would cause lots of time, planning,
monetary problems. The hosting of these meetings should rotate between participating
countries and be organised by their members.
So Gisela Senssfelder and Henry Ollendorff discussed this situation at one of Henrys
regular visits in Stuttgart and Bonn. Henry brought up exactly the same subjects: The
sponsors of CIP in the U.S. such as the State Department, the Fulbright Commission,
universities, the Neighbourhood Settlement Association, where Henry was the director.
In addition leading Cleveland citizens and host families kept asking about the results of
this unique new exchange program, its evaluation, follow-up programs etc. What would
be the long –term benefits of their professional work and participants personally?
Regular meetings every 2 years with a larger international group, evaluation of the
recent programs in various countries, more intensive social work discussions and
themes, recognition of such meetings by social work agencies, administrations and
donors would possibly help to support our activities when asking for financial help,
extra training days, etc. As a registered organisation we would be able to ask for funds
which could be tax free for donors to help members from far away countries who would
not be able to pay full costs of such meetings.

The realisation of all those plans, mainly the continuation and extension of the program
would only be possible if we would found an organisation and have it registered at a
civil court in Germany where the work started and activities started and Henry could
help to write the constitution in German, because he had a Ph.D. in German law.

Henry explained all that to the audience of the conference in Hamburg 1960, making
clear that this was a necessity for continuing our great project around the world. The
audience voted for the new organisation and this was the birth of our board ‘Council of
International Fellowship’. Our exact birthday is November, 6th, 1960. Birthplace was the
“Stintfang”, a youth hostel in Hamburg. At this conference, representatives of the
following countries were present: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany,
Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the former Yugoslavia.
They also decided to establish a Board of Directors.

Until today we had 28 international conferences, 8 were held in Germany, 5 in the
United States and all the others in so many different participating countries. Our friends
in Cyprus are preparing the 29th conference in July 2011 and we are looking forward to
it. Friendship and professional exchange around the world between organisations,
participants, families, agencies and donors have fastened a strong band and built this
wonderful bridge of peace and understanding. May it continue to grow for a long time
in the future, finding generous donors, capable participants and leaders.

Thank you!

Dr. Beate Arlt

Henry B. Ollendorff: A Biographic Sketch

The intention of the following article is to shed some light on a special detail or episode
in Henry B. Ollendorff’s life, namely his time in Hamburg, where he had to undergo a
criminal proceeding and suffer from solitary confinement. This biographical item has
never been really explored and has, instead, led to various wild guesses and
assumptions. That’s why I started a search of clues in order to find out about the facts
by inspecting the court files of those days in the archives1. The documents reflect that
unjust system of the Nazis driving Ollendorff and his family into emigration, to leave
Germany. In spite of having experienced all this obnoxiousness he returned to
Germany only a few years after WWII, reaching out his hand to us (see Kalcher

Heinrich Bernhard Ollendorff (called Heinz) is the founder of exchange programs for
young people engaged in social work activities. He was born on March 14th, 1907, in
Esslingen on Neckar. His parents are Alice Rechnitz and Arthur Ollendorff. His father is
an ophthalmologist. Ollendorff has two younger brothers. His mother dies in 1917. His
father converts from Judaism to Christianity. His father’s second wife, Ollendorff’s step
mother, loses her life in Auschwitz concentration camp (see Sennssfelder, 1998: 447).

Ollendorff passes on his studies of law in Berlin and Heidelberg and finally earns a
doctorate in law (Dr. jur.) in 1929. Besides his studies he is engaged in the German
Social Democratic Party (Sennssfelder 1998: 447). He publishes some socially critical
articles in the “Neue Forum” (Sennssfelder 1991: 8). On August 8th, 1933, he joins the
“Hamburger Interessengemeinschaft (IG)”, an association of different companies, a
form of private law, as an unsalaried clerk and from February 1st, 1934, as a
commercial employee (StAHH Bestand 213-11, Band 4, Hauptakte 3, page 50). In
1934 Ollendorff marries Martha Bürge, whom he got to know in Berlin, in 1932. On
December 31st, 1936 he is being eliminated from the Interessengemeinschaft due to
the so called “Arysation” (StAHH, Bestand 351-11, page 34). During the time of
National Socialism, those citizens were marked as “Non Aryans’”, who were identified
as Jewish under the terms of the Nurnberg Race Laws. Special political laws were
selectively applied to “Aryans”, whereas “Non Aryans” were more and more divested of
their rights. “Arysation” is a notion of National Socialism standing for just this
disfranchisement denoting the disappropriatíon of Jewish property as well as social
marginalization of Jewish people from their working environment and by this from
society. This process lasted several years and was underpinned by laws (compare
Pollmeier 1998: 374 f.).

From April 1937 till May 1938 he was sent to pre-trial confinement, first in the
Hamburg-Wandsbek Jail, then in the Holstenglacis Jail, also in Hamburg. He and some
other employees of the Interessengemeinschaft were accused of having adulterated

    Staatsarchiv Hamburg
wine, which was imported by their company. They were accused of having sold
blended wines and rums and not having paid their foreign currency. Ollendorff, who
had been the syndic (in-house lawyer), was incriminated and sentenced for breach of
exchange control regulations. The written pleadings of the Public Prosecutor’s Office
and the Court underline that the respective employees were altogether “Non Aryans”.
This can clearly be understood from the following section in the bill of indictment:

“Having passed his examination as an assessor the accused Dr. Ollendorff worked
initially as an unsalaried clerk in the company R. Vogel in order that he take over a
leading position in this corporate group. From the beginning on he acted as a syndic.
Since the end of 1934 he was incumbent among others on the whole correspondence
including the supervisory board. He is non Aryan” (StAHH, Bestand 213-11, Band 8,
Hauptakte 3, page 6a und 6b).3

On May 31st, 1838, the judgement was rendered by the „Hanseatische Sondergericht
in Hamburg“(Hanseatic special Court in Hamburg). The court decision was: Ollendorff
was convicted of a cumulative sentence of nine months imprisonment and of penalties
of two times 2000. - RM (Reichsmark).4

It was emphasized that „the premises in terms of the laws of exemption from
punishment from April 23rd, 1936 and from April 30th, 1938 are not given” (StAHH,
Bestand 213-11, page 862).5 The sentence was seen as being served by pre-trial
confinement of 13 months already suffered by Ollendorff (StAHH, Bestand 351, page
28). It stays indistinct, however, what concretely he was blamed for and whether he
was responsible at all. It can be assumed that Ollendorff and his colleagues, to whom
the Race Laws were applied, were punished more severely for their supposed
responsibility than those would have been, who were seen as Aryans according to the
laws of that time.

Preparations for emigration into the USA were being done by Ollendorff and his wife
immediately after his release from prison. In early September 1938 Ollendorff moved to
America, his wife, Martha, followed him later (Ollendorff, J. 2007). Both of them
become American citizens (Schmidt/ Senssfelder 2001: 4). In the USA Ollendorff
changes his first name into Henry Bernard. One first employment of Ollendorff is in the
company L. Bachmann & Co, in New York in the time from January 1st 1939 until
August 21st 1939. It is not known, which type of work he had to do there. In September
1939 he starts a one year course of studies in Social Work at Columbia University from
where he graduates as a master of social work (see Senssfelder 1998: 447).
Immediately after his studies he gets an employment as a Social Worker in the
“Friendly Inn Social Settlement” in Cleveland from September 1st to June 30th 1948.
His son, Frank, was born in 1939 and daughter Monica in 1944. On July 1st 1948

3 „Der Angsch. Dr. Ollendorff hat nach bestandenen Assessorexamen in der Firma R. Vogel zunächst als Volontär gearbeitet, um später eine leitende Stellung im Konzern
übernehmen zu können. Er war von Anfang an als Syndikus tätig. Seit Ende 1934 oblag ihm u.a. der gesamte Schriftenwechsel mit den Überwachungsstellen. Er ist Nichtarier“
(StAHH, Bestand 213-11, Band 8, Hauptakte 3, page 6a und 6b).

4 „der Angeklagte Ollendorff wird wg. Vergehen gegen §42 Abs. 1 Ziffer 7 des Devisengesetzes vom 04.02.1935 in drei Fällen zu einer Gesamtstrafe von neun Monaten
Gefängnis und zu Geldstrafen von 2 mal 2.000 RM, hilfsweise zu je einem Monat Gefängnis und 1 mal 1.000 RM, hilfsweise zu zwei Wochen Gefängnis verurteilt“ (StAHH,
Bestand 213-11, Band 7, Hauptakte 21, doppelt vergeben).

5 „Die Voraussetzungen der Straffreiheitsgesetze vom 23.4.1936 und vom 30.4.1938“ nicht vorliegen (StAHH, Bestand 213-11, page 862).

Ollendorff is nominated Executive Director of “Neighbourhood Settlement Association
of Cleveland” (StAHH, Bestand 351-11, page 34). He remains in this position until
1963 (Ollendorff, M. 2007: 21)

In the 1950 years Exchange Programs between USA and Germany came into
existence. In 1954 Ollendorff is being sent to Germany by the American State
Department. As a start he is holding seminars at “Haus Schwalbach”, an
acknowledged institution for further education of social workers. Ollendorff realizes,
however, that it is not enough to lecture. Thus he develops the idea of an exchange
program. In 1956 he initiates the “Cleveland International Program for Youth Leaders
and Social Workers” (CIP) in the course of which a first exchange program is being
implemented. In the first run 25 social workers and youth leaders from Germany are
given an opportunity to

study fields and methods of social work in the USA. In the next year already 51
participants from 8 countries attend this program in the USA. The idea of re-education,
by which the Germans are

supposed to relearn how to realize a democratic way of life again, is the decisive
impulse for the seminars at Schwalbach as well as for the exchange programs.
Selections of participants are being done by Ollendorff himself until his disease in the
end of the 1970 years. The programs last several months. Reverse programs, which
bring American experts to Germany, are being arranged in a two years turn. In
Germany the participants of the exchange programs are supported by the
Bundesjugendministerium and by the Fulbright-Commission by means of a grant (see
Schmidt/ Senssfelder 2001: 5). Within the frame of their intercultural exchange
programs the Fulbright-Commission pays a travel-grant for those participants, who
graduated from school by “Abitur” and did not go to the USA until then.

The Fulbright Program had been founded on the initiative of US Senator William
Fulbright on August 1st, 1946 and was implemented on a world wide level. Fulbright’s
intention was to promote mutual understanding between the USA and other countries
after the end of WW II by academic and (inter-) cultural exchange. The program was
financed by means of the revenues of selling surplus war materials in order to use
them for peaceful purposes (see Wannemacher 2006: 222).

In 1965 Ollendorff founded the umbrella organization “Council of International
Programs”, staying its director until his retirement in 1970 (see Faller 2005: 32). In
1960 the alumni organization “Cleveland International Fellowship (CIF)” was founded
in Hamburg on a small hill situated directly at the Hamburg Harbour. In the subsequent
decades exchange programs are expanding worldwide. Actually (status February
2010) there are 32 nations represented in CIF-International. After renaming it into
“Council of International Programs for Youth Leaders and Social Workers Federation”
(1973) the association received its actual name “Council of International Programs”
(see Senssfelder 1994:1).

Ollendorff dies on October, 2nd, 1979 in Cleveland/Ohio as a consequence of
Leukaemia. His wife and his children are living in the USA.

                                                                     Lollie Bailey- Nilsson

                      Memories about the First CIP in Reverse
                      Program, in Hamburg 1958
                      The Honorable Senator Wersich, other honored guests, and my
                      fellow 50th Anniversary Symposium participants.

For those of you who do not know me, my name is Lollie Bailey-Nilsson. I am an
American and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. I have spent the last 30 years of my life living
in Stockholm, Sweden married to a most wonderful Swede whom I met as a result of my
association with CIF. My husband Stigm whom many of you got to know, passed away 7
years ago.

It is indeed an honor to be able to stand here today as one of the founding member of the
Council of International Fellowship and also as a representative of the first CIP pogram in
Reverse which took place 52 years ago, in this country, Germany, and in cooperation with
this city, Hamburg. I am going to focus my remarks on this first pioneer program which has
now lead to the establishment of 19 such inter country exchange programs under the aegis
of the Council of International Fellowship.

The first reverse program occurred just two years after the first CIP program took place in
the US. Looking back, I can say that the seven of us selected by Henry Ollendorff, to
accept the invitation of the German Ministry for Family and Youth, were given the
opportunity to take the first step of a life defining journey. As an aside, I can imagine Henry,
at the time, wishing that he had a less challenging task than selecting this group for where
in the world, 52 years ago, would one start to look for candidates who were not only a
social workers or youth leader, but who spoke German. An almost impossible task, in
America, at that time. But Henry did it.

Let me very briefly take you back to the fall of 1957, where the Federal Republic of
Germany’s Ministry of Family and Youth issued an official invitation, through the US State
Department, to send a small group of American social workers and youth leaders to
Germany, as guests of the German government. The invitation was for a 5 week program
which would take place during the summer of 1958.
On the face of it, such an invitation may have seemed nothing extraordinary. But for the 7
of us selected to accept it, it turned out to be just that--extraordinary. The invitation had
been issued as a result of the hard work, careful planning and persistent lobbying of
German Ministry officials by Germans who had participants in the CIP program in the US.
The effort to have a CIP in reverse, was spearheaded, not only by Giesela Senssfelder, as
mentioned earlier by my friend Anita Gerdes, but also by the late Dieter Buchholz, a
member of the first CIP German group of 1956. Dieter was from Hamburg. The idea was
to make CIP a truly inter country exchange program. One where Americans could
experience in Germany, what German youth leaders and social workers had experienced in
America. In 1958, not in my wildest dreams could I have foreseen how those five weeks
would influence the rest of my life.

The Hamburg program opened our eyes, expanded our imagination and made it forever
impossible to go back to a parochial view of the world. With the exception of one member

of our group, this was the first time any of us had ever been outside the US. This first visit
to a foreign country exposed us to a people, a culture, a way of life and particularly the
momentous social problems Germany was facing just 13 years after the end of WWII. We
listened, we questioned and we learned. And there was reciprocity—for the curiosity on
both sides was almost insatiable. Sharing was an exciting two way street. Among the
many, many recollections I have, were the long and soul searching discussions with
practically everyone we met of all ages but especially those with German youth; the
enriching experience of host family living; our field placements in social agencies in and
around Hamburg, which for me, and a fellow group member, meant working with as camp
counselors in a summer camp run by the German labor union (the DGB) for youth being
trained in the skilled trades. Another very special recollection was associated with the
evening we attended a performance at the Hamburg Opera. That evening left me with an
emotionally, unforgettable memory for it was the first time in my life, I was able to see and
hear a Black American baritone, sing a leading role on a world opera stage. That Evening,
Lawrence Winters, sang the role of Radames, in a performance of Aida.

I want to digress here for a moment and touch on something which I was often asked about
after returning to the States. Racism. Did I encounter it, or sense it in any way. The
answer is no. At no time did I encounter overt racism directed at me as a Black American
even though I had expected it, given the occupation situation at the time. However, what
did become clear, almost immediately after arrival in Hamburg, were two things: one, that
Black females had rarely, if ever, been seen by Germans and second there was a genuine
curiosity about my skin color. Did it rub off? Children in their innocence asked me about
this and then of course wanted a hands on test. This curiosity existed among many adult
Germans too. However, they were not so forward as to ask but I think I got a lot of long,
massage like hand shakes throughout the program.

The Hamburg Program was the beginning of my life long association with the Council of
International Programs. I have been a member of CIF for 50 years and I am presently a
member of it’s Executive Committee after having also served on it many years earlier.
Participation in the German Reverse program set me on a unique and rich life’s journey. I
have had the opportunity to assist in training German youth leaders as a part of the
educational program for the Berlin Senate for Youth and Sport and I have been a member
of the faculty of one of Berlin college. Before focusing my professional career on higher
education and social planning I was privileged to serve on the staff of Cleveland
International Program in charge of participant selection in Central and South America.
Travels and participation in CIF conferences around the world, has left me with so many
friends for life. Most likely, none of this would have happened without that program in the
summer of 1958. That summer laid the first building block in what was to become an on
going effort to spread knowledge and place buildingblocks in the Council of International
Program’s efforts to build a bridge of understanding and hope between peoples and
cultures regardless of race, creed, color or religion. On behalf all of the 1958 group, and I
am still in contact with the remaining members, and on behalf of all those who have
participated in subsequent German Programs in Reverse, I thank the German Government,
the city of Hamburg and the German CIP’ers for taking the bold step of starting this
program 52 years ago.
And now I would like to mention the founding members of the Council International
Programs who have past away:
Dr. Henry B. Ollendorff          (USA): Frau Hilde Zamorsky, (Austria); Herr Manfred
Program of the Symposium CIF International
50 Years of intercultural Social Work

                              Friday, 27th August
Arrival at the Hotel Motel One Hamburg-Alster, Steindamm 96-102, Hamburg

From the morning on
   • Registration 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p. m. at the Hotel Motel One
   • Check in

In the afternoon:

2:00 p. m. – 4:00 p. m. Registration for the
Symposium at the Hotel ARCOTEL, Steindamm 63

2:00 p. m. Welcome with a Coffee break at the Hotel ARCOTEL, Steindamm 63

3:00 p. m. – 6:00 p. m. Opening Ceremony at the Hotel ARCOTEL, Steindamm 63

Greetings from
   • Ilse Hoffmann,
      President of CIF Germany
   • Dr. Domenico Antonio Merola, President of CIF International
   • Karen Bel, Consul of the U.S Consulate General.


   • Dr. Beate Arlt: “A Short Historical background of CIF and its founder Dr. Henry B.
   • Prof. Dr. Elke Kruse: “Conditions, use and impacts of International Exchange
      Programs in the area of Social Work, instancing CIF and CIP” - results of a
      research project -
   • Prof. Dr. Walther Specht: "Reaching out for the Unreachable by Mobile Youth Work"
      - a community- based intercultural delinquency prevention approach of Street Work
      - have a look: -

6:00 p. m. – 10:00 p. m.
Dinner at the Hotel ARCOTEL

                            Saturday, 28th August
8:45 a. m. Departure from the Hotel by buses

10:00 a. m. – 12:00 a. m.
Reception at the Patriotische Gesellschaft Trostbrücke 4-6, Downtown
       •   Dr. Domenico Antonio Merola (President of CIF International): Greetings
           and Moderation
       •   Mr. Dietrich Wersich (Senator for Social Affairs): Greetings and Laudation
           on CIF International and mark of honour for the founding Members
       •   Memories of the founding members Anita Gerdes and Lollie Bailey-Nilsson
       •   Inge Bierbrauer (CIF Germany) “CIF –Int. and the German ‘Zeitgeist’ of the
           50 ies“
       •    Dr. Domenico Antonio Merola “Bridge to the future” (thoughts for the future
           of CIF and the next generation)
12:00 a. m. – 2:00 p. m.
Lunch Downtown on your own -
little groups can be guided
1:45 a. m.
Meeting Point Parking Lot behind the City Hall : Adolphsplatz

2.00 – 4:00 p. m.
Guided City Tours by bus with the foci on:

   •   Development of the City

   •   Development of Social Work in Hamburg by visiting special places

   •   Stop at the Youth Hostel STINTFANG where CIF was founded and

   •   Places where Dr. Henry B. Ollendorff had lived

4:00 p. m. – 5:30 p. m.
Break at the Hotel or time on your own in the City
5:30 p. m.
Transport from the Hotel to the Dinner place by buses: Handwerkskammer (Chamber
of Trade) Holstenwall 12, Hamburg

6:00 p. m. Dinner at the Handwerkskammer (Chamber of Trade)
   • Information about that place
   • Call of The Nations
   • View into the past and future of CIF-International
   • Music by Dagmar Feddern: “Music keeps you in touch with rhythm and melody”
Between 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p. m.
Buses back to the Hotel

                            Sunday, 29th August
9:00 a. m. Departure from the Hotel to the Harbour
(luggage can be left at the Hotel till 1:30 p.m.)

10:00 a. m. - 12:00 a. m.
Closing Ceremony on a Harbor Boat Tour

   •   Michael Grill: “Migration in Hamburg”
   •   Summary of the Symposium and thoughts for the future of CIF International
   •   Farewell

                           End of the Symposium
                               around noon
Ca. 12:00 a. m.
Lunch at the Harbour, Landungsbrücken on your own

1:00 p. m. Departure to the Hotel for the participants leaving for the Post Tour to

2:00 p. m.

   •   Post Tour Departure from the          Hotel Motel One to BERLIN (Hotel:
       Best Western Grand City Hotel Berlin Mitte, Osloer Str. 116 a, Berlin)


   • For the rest of the participants:
     Departure or possibility to stay longer
     at the Hotel in Hamburg

Dr. Henry Ollendorffs Speech To The First Participants In
Cleveland International Program 1956

You have asked about the meaning of this project of ours. Let me try to make it understood
by referring to it as a living monument, - a monument alive and for the living.

That monument has a foundation and it has a statue.
The foundation is made up from memory. It is declined to the millions who have fought and
dies so that our country may remain free and yours may become free again. They have laid
down their lives on the battlefields of the world, the concentration camps, the bombed-out-
cities . They have saved our country’s honor on July 20, 1944. They have braved the
communist’s tanks on June 17, 1953

Their sacrifice is the foundation on which we - the survivors – can build. The statue on the
living monument is hope. Hope for freedom, - hope for peace, - hope for security, - but
freedom is the greatest of them.

When you entered the harbor of New York, the Torch of Freedom greeted you. But you
have learned, even more thoroughly, than we have, that freedom does not just happen, -
rather, as the great German poet said, “in order to have it, freedom must be re-conquered
each and every day”.

This task that of pour generation, yes – but even more so is the task of our children and
your children, - of your youth and of ours. That is the cause which unites you as leaders of
German youth, with my colleagues and me who – as you – have dedicated their lives to its

I think of Thomas, my friend’s young son in West-Berlin, and I think of my own son. And
then I know that they will have a task together with all the other Thomases and all the other
Franks, - to make freedom secure for every one - everywhere.

To that memory and to that hope, this project is dedicated. May it do its littles bit to bring
about the dawn of a new day which will beckon a news generation to the shores of a
freedom world.

Thursday, May 3, 1956                           Henry B. Ollendorff

                                                                     Wilhelm Wannemacher

                            From POW (Prisoner of War) to
                            Scholarship Holder of CIP

WWII started on Sept 1st, 1939. I was 12 years old and I still do remember this day
very well. As a twelve year old boy, however, I was not able to set the phenomenon of
war into the context of my life. On the one side I suspected “war” to be something
really ugly, on the other side I was curious about what would be going to really happen

However, I was about to experience it myself only five years later. As a young man,
just 17 years old, I was drafted to go to war and the first time in my life I was in mortal
fear: Bombing, Artillery impacts, and machine gun fire. All of a sudden war was there,
where I was. I couldn’t escape anymore. I saw that distorted face of war: Suffering,
killing and being killed. But the first thing was to survive myself. Finally, after heavy
combats, we had to surrender to the superior power of the enemy. The enthusiasm to
save the Vaterland, which had before been generated in a questionable way,
decreased immediately. Being unconscionably scarified to the total break down of our
country we understood that we had been misused by the regime. From now on I was a
prisoner of war, POW, captured and humiliated.

It is easily reported, what happened after being captured by the Americans: “Weapons
down and hands up”. Then all valuables changed hand very quickly. Hands behind our
heads, up and away we ran and were pushed to a truck. After an adventurous drive
lasting several hours, standing and penned up on the truck, we reached an American
camp, where an American officer “welcomed” us, hitting and blowing us. Shortly
before, the Allied Forces had liberated some concentration camps in East and West,
and what they had discovered changed their attitude towards all Germans in a radical
way and the result was hatred. From now on every German was a Nazi bastard. Some
days later the tour, better the torture, was continued. Eventually we arrived in Chartres,
a collective point in France. Supposedly there were about 96 000 POWs. The
remainders of the formerly proud German Wehrmacht were only a wreck, beaten and
captured. Registered as number 741654 I spent from then on almost two years in a
work camp.

So, what about life in those different camps? As a prisoner of war you are not
supposed to have any expectations. All I was striving for was getting out of the matter
unharmed. In this environment I didn’t meet the American for sure. Those types were
too different. Officers and soldiers did their work to rule – not more.

Contact to us was reserved. I never felt affection in any way and I knew I couldn’t
expect this as a POW. My image of the Americans had no clear outlines, it was

Spring 1958. On this experiential background it was of course extremely exciting for
me as a stipendiary after war and camps to see, how they really are, the Americans.
When at our arrival in the port of New York, though fuzzy in the morning dust, I saw the
first sky scrapers and then, most fascinating, Manhattan’s sky line, the question who
these people would be and how they would encounter me, became prevalent. I should
get a lot of answers. Meeting my first host family in Cleveland/Ohio, Minnie and Jack
Henry and their four children, was already significant. The easy way to welcome a
guest was most pleasant as there was no fuzz, no conventional phrases, and with the
Jones family, to whom I subsequently rotated I felt the same way.

The families Henry and Jones first helped me to get an impression of what life is like in
an American middle-class family but meeting the family Day became even more
important for my further life in a variety of respects. From now on I was not only an
observer of American life but participated in their very family life. I got to know their
friends and relatives, colleagues at Richard’s school, of which he was the director, got
acquainted with an elderly Afro-American domestic help, who cared for me like for her
own son. The Days were for me more than mere hosts. When Kathy and Richard Day
welcomed me at Lyndhurst 24, a suburb of Cleveland, I had no idea that now I opened
a new chapter, a new one and perhaps most important chapter on America. I really
belonged to the family. With the assistance of the Days I got a deeper insight into
American thinking, as an example will show: On October, 4th the Soviets had brought
the first artificial satellite into the orbit, “Sputnik”. In a private discussion round I wanted
to get to know more about the significance of such an event for the Americans.
Shrugging his shoulders my neighbour said: “This is not my problem!” Being the
manager of a steel mill his problem was moreover, that a German company produced
a certain goods at a price that was 50% lover than their offer. This to me meant:
America first and then the rest of the world.

There were also some moments, which I shared with the Days, being less pleasant.
During one of my later visits in Cleveland, Ward, the eldest son had returned from
Vietnam physically and emotionally maltreated and traumatized. What he had gone
through was to have an enduring impact on the whole family. His younger brother,
Andy, left the family, actually dissociated himself from them and joined a group of
Buddhist monks after he had been in the US Peace Movement. During a visit in Boston
I met him at the entrance of a park amongst his fellow monks. He had his skull shaven
and was wearing that typical yellow-brown monk’s costume. Since my time in
Cleveland 1958 we had been connected through wonderful memories from his
childhood. We almost didn’t speak a word together. Mildly smiling he reached me his
hand, murmured some sort of prayer and withdrew again. Result? Now war had left its
ugly traces with the Days, along with all its consequences, another war, in fact, but not
less momentous. The connection of our families on very cordial terms is continuing up
to today. Henry Ollendorff, a Jew of Christian faith, expelled from Germany, founder of
our exchange program, would, indeed, be very happy about this result.

And he would also be very happy about my friendship with Jerry, a councillor in Lillian
Taylor Camp near Pittsburgh, who took me with him into his Jewish family, who had
broken away from the Germans since the Holocaust. Jerry was not supposed to have a
German friend. But, guess what happened, when Jerry introduced me to his mother?
She took both of us into her arms.

It was in this camp that I got to know quite another side of America, which was
unknown to me until then. As a social worker I was in charged emotionally disturbed
boys aged 11-14 for a number of weeks. They were kids from underprivileged
disturbed families. I profited from this camp work in a twofold way. On one side there
was practical work, as for instance to pass on elementary experiences of nature to kids
from the city, and on the other hand I started to compare: Here the kids from the
Kingsley Backyards in Pittsburgh, who had no idea of how nice an affluent life can be,
and there the kids from the extravagant Gates Mills in Cleveland. By the time my
image of America got more distinct outlines.

Provided with a rich treasure of good memories and experiences I started my trip home
on August, 29th, 1958. As far as the American society was concerned it had become
evident to me that I had learned to understand much better about the strengths and
weaknesses of my own country. In so far those experiences have intensively and
effectively influenced my thinking, feeling and acting until today. So, I am very
conscious about a change, I am feeling more open and free and I am more critical
about political and societal problems – up to today.

Post Tour
Hamburg – Berlin
– back to Hamburg

The price includes: transportation Hamburg – Berlin- Hamburg / accommodation
(double room) and breakfast in Best Western Hotel, city tour by bus and guided tour
of “Reichstag” ( important: you passport has to be shown, don’t forget it!!!!!!!!!)/
channel and river tour by boat / transportation by “our” bus / dinner at the farewell party
on Tuesday evening
Not included: all other meals

In case of any questions during the days in Berlin call our CIF member in Berlin
Marianne Fiedler: 0049 173 2474497
Adress of the Hotel in Berlin:
Best Western Hotel, Osloer Strasse 116 a, 13359 Berlin, ph: 0049 – 30 - 495000-0

Sunday,                                       Monday,
August 29                                     August 30
                                              9:00 a.m.
                                              Bus starts from the hotel for city tour and
                                              visit of Reichstag
                                              10:30 a.m. - 12:00 Reichstag
                                              12.00 a.m .- 1:00 p.m.
                                              1:00 p.m. – 3:0 p.m.
                                              City tour continued – tour ends at hotel
2:00 - 5 p.m.                                 Special offer for max. 12
Bus tour from Hamburg to Berlin               persons: 3.30 p.m.
                                              Bus starts for a professional tour to
                                              “Berliner Krisendienst“, Berliner Strasse
                                              25, 13507 Berlin, afterwards dinner with
                                              this group
6:30 p.m. – ca. 9:00 p.m.                     6:30 p.m.
Bus starts to “Pratergarten” for dinner.      Public transportation for the rest of the
Kastanienallee 7-9, 10435 Berlin.             group to a restaurant in Hacksche Höfe
                                              (very trendy)

Tuesday,                                   Wednesday,
August 31                                  September 1
9:30 a.m.                                   9:00 a.m.
Bus starts from hotel to Berlin Dome, from Bus starts from hotel to Hamburg
where 4 different tours on foot or public
transport will start
Lunch downtown or on the boat              about noon
1:30 p.m.                                  Arrival in Hamburg, Hotel Motel One,
These 4 tours end at Jannowitzbrücke       Steindamm 96.
( pier “Stern und Kreis”)
2:00 p.m. – 5:40 p.m.
Boat tour starts and end at
5.45 p.m.
Bus starts from Jannowitzbrücke to fare
well party, Pauluszentrum,
Hindenburgdamm 100, 12203 Berlin
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Party

9:30 p.m. by bus back to the hotel

Back in Hamburg participants can let us know if you want to leave the bus either

   • At Hotel Motel One
   • At the main station or
   • At the airport

Please let Dagmar Demme know who will be at the bus during the Post tour!

CIF/CIP-Conferences since 1958
              place +
Nr.   years                  subject                                      remarks
      1958                   Education
 1    1959    Liebenzell     European integration
              Hamburg        Youth work done by voluntary and             during this conference
 2    1960
              Germany        statuary bodies                              CIF was founded
              Dassel         Education and cultural needs of
 3    1962
              Germany        developing countries
              Egmont an
 4    1964    Zee            Youth in the 60th
 5    1965                   Issue of contemporary youth
                                                                          together with CIP for
              Cleveland      Federal programs on youth development
 6    1966                                                                CIP’s 10th
              USA            and juvenile delinquency
 7    1968                   Youth at work
              Sigtuna        The role of youth leaders and social
 8    1971
              Sweden         workers in shaping the social milieu
              Aarhus         Education for socialwork and youthwork
 9    1973
              Denmark        in a changing world
              Berlin         Urban Development - a challenge for
 10   1975
              Germany        social work only?
                                                                          together with CIP for
 11   1976                   Stability and change                         CIP’s 20th
              Järvenpää      The quality of life in society today –
 12   1978
              Norway         having – loving - beeing
              Königstein     Social integration – its possibilities and
 13   1980
              Germany        limitations
                             Appropriate policies and programs for the
 14   1981                   handicapped – role of social workers,
                             youth leaders and educators
              Oslo           Social Welfare Systems and Social
 15   1983
              Norway         Planning
                             Value Choices in a pluralistic world,        together with CIP for
 16   1985                   interdisciplinary perspectives for           CIP’s 30th
                             professional action                          anniversary

17   1987                  Social integration of the handicapped
            Vraana         The influence of social changes in the
18   1989
            Greece         family structure
            Dourdon        How to get youth ready for the next
19   1991
            France         century
20   1993                  Without a map and without a compass
     1995                  Dinner only (no CIF)                           CIP 40th anniversary

                           Increasing Global Polarization within
21   1995   Jamaica
                           societies – the challenge for social welfare

            Dundee         Making the peace Human Services in
22   1997
            Scotland       mediation and conciliation
            Noordwijk      challenges for social work due to
23   1999
            Netherlands    demographic changes
            Sassone        Diversity: a ressource or a menace for the
24   2001
            Italy          3rd millenium society
25   2003                  The Evolving Family in the 21st century
            Bonn           Building bridges for peace and
26   2005                                                                 CIP 50th anniversary
            Germany        understanding
     2006                  Dinner only                                    CIP 50th anniversary

                          Training Builds Bridges for a Changing
            Cleveland     World: Transforming Lives, Transforming
27   2007
            USA           Communities, Transforming Yourself

            Kiljava       Dialogue – a means to increase mutual
28   2009
            Finland       understanding and peace

            Hamburg       Symposium: 50 Years Of Intercultural            CIF 50th anniversary
            Germany       Social Work

            Lornaca       Global Societies Of Inclusion Or
29   2011
            Cypress       Exclusion?

Founding datas of the National Branches
        Year      National Branches
 1      1961      Sweden                                        17   1990    Scotland
 2      1964      Finland                                       18   1991    Czech Republic
 3      1964      Israel                                        19   1993    Jamaica
 4      1966      France                                        20   1993    Turkey
 5      1966      Netherlands                                   21   1995    Tanzania
 6      1972      Germany                                       22   1998    Kenia
 7      1974      United States                                 23   1999    Cameroon
 8      1978      Grecce                                        24   2001    Estonia
 9      1979      Austria                                       25   2001    Lithuania
10      1981      India                                         26   2002    Latvia
11     1981       Switzerland                                   27   2004    New Zealand
12    1981-82     Argentina                                     28   2006    Australia
13     1986       Japan                                         29   2006    Cyprus
14     1986       Norway                                        30   2006    Kyrgyz Land
15     1986       Slovenia                                      31   2008    Russia
16     1987       Italy                                         32   n. s.   Marocco

     Contact Persons
                    CIF International keeps Contact with
                             fellowing Nations
     Algeria     Peru
     Barbados    Philippines
     Brazil      Romania
     China       Serbia
     Ethiopia    Singapore
     Ghana       South Korea
     Madagascar Spain
     Nepal       Taiwan
     Palestine   Thailand

     We lost to our regret
     NBs                                                   Former CPs

     Hungary                                               Canada
     Denmark                                               Cote D'Ivoire
     Egypt                                                 Mexico
     Peru                                                  Nigeria
     Portugal                                              Uganda
C.I.F. – EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES from 1960 - today

1. President                                      4. Treasurer
2. Vice-President                                 5. Members at Large
3. Secretary                                      6. Reporter

1960   1. Sven Korup NIELSON       DK             1973   1. Carl-Axel VALEN          S
       2. Ulla BERGLIN             S                     2. Nicole de CACQUERAY      F
       3. Gisela Senssfelder       D                     3. Ulla-Britt ERIKSON       S
       4. Kees DEN HOEDT           NL                    4. Sven-Olof OHLSEN         S
       5. Marlies Hornberger       D                     5. Tres BREDIUS             NL
                                                            Sigrid Herzog            D
1962   1. Carl-Henrik GUSTE        S                        Vida MILOSEVIC           YU
       2. Hilde Zamorsky           A                        Barbara WING             UK
       3. Gisela Senssfelder       D                        Henry B. Ollendorff CIP Repr.
       4. Adolf W. Pilgrim         D
       5. Marlies Hornberger       D              1975   1. Nicole de CACQUERAY      F
                                                         2. Bruno LANDSTEST          S
1964   1. Hilde Zamorsky                                 3. Sigrid Herzog            D
       A                                                 4. Siegfried GROMMEK        D
       2. Elvi van SETERS-BANEN    NL                    5. Harry ANDERSON           S
       3. Gisela Senssfelder       D                        Gunvor BRETTSCHNEIDER SF
       4. Adolf W. Pilgrim         D                        Robert PARSONS           UK
       5. Nicole HUMAN             F                        Barbara WING             UK
          Gert de KONING           NL                       Henry B. Ollendorff CIP Repr.
          Henry B. Ollendorff      USA
                                                  1978   1. Robert PARSONS          UK
1966 1. Hilde Zamorsky                                   2. Gunvor BRETTSCHNEIDER SF
       A                                                 3. Sigrid Herzog           D
       2. Harriet JACOBSSON        S                     4. Siegfried GROMMEK       D
       3. Gisela Senssfelder       D                     5. Mats OLSSON             S
       4. Adolf W. Pilgrim         D                        Barbara WING            UK
       5. Netti van DOORN          NL                       Henry B. Ollendorff CIP Repr.
          Claude le PETIT          F                     6. Max FAULKNER            UK
          Henry B. Ollendorff      USA
                                                  1980   1. Robert PARSONS          UK
1968   1. Harriet JACOBSSON         S                    2. Gunvor BRETTSCHNEIDER SF
       2. Nicole HUMAN              F                    3. Sigrid Herzog          D
       3. Gisela Senssfelder        D                    4. Siegfried GROMMEK      D
       4. Adolf W. Pilgrim          D                    5. Mats OLSSON            S
       5. Hilde Zamorsky           A                        Barbara WING           UK
          Maria BALLESTEROS     PHILIPPINS                  Maria SALINAS          P
          Henry B. Ollendorff       USA                     Ursula BAUER           A
                                                            Will WRIGHT       CIP Repr.
1971   1. Carl-Axel VALEN     S                             Nicole de CACQUERAY Found.Repr.
       2. Nicole de CACQUERAY F                          6. Max FAULKNER           UK
       3. Hans FORSELL        S
       4. Sven-Olof OHLSEN    S                   1981   1. Robert PARSONS              UK
       5. Gerda SKOVMUND-MADSEN DK                       2. Gunvor BRETTSCHNEIDER SF
          Joke DIKKER-HUPKES  NL                         3. Judith SCHINDLER-LAMATSCH A
          Barbara WING        UK                         4. Lollie BAILEY-NILSSON       S
          Henry B. Ollendorff USA                        5. Manfred ZIELINSKI           D
                                                           Margarete HALLERMANN         D
                                                           Fawaz Sharaiha             Jordan
                                                           Chief Jimoh Akinade Abodunrin
                                                           Tom HATCHER CIP Repr.
                                                         6. Max FAULKNER                UK

1983 1. Gunvor BRETTSCHNEIDER SF              1997   1. Purnima MANE                IND
       2. Maria Salinas          Port                2. Mimmo MEROLA                I
       3. Judith SCHINDLER-LAMATSCH A                3. Ursula SCHMITZ              A
       4. Lollie BAILEY-NILSSON  S                   4. Munira MERCHANT             USA
       5. Ummehani Nargawala     IND                 5. Agneta BJÖRKLUND            S
          Philippe TAFOUR        F                   David MIDDLETON                UK

1985   1. Gunvor BRETTSCHNEIDER SF            1999   1. Purnima MANE                IND
       2. Ummehani NAGARWALA     IND                 2. Munira MERCHANT             USA
       3. Judith SCHINDLER-LAMATSCH A                3. Ursula SCHMITZ              A
       4. Jone RONNEBERG         N                   4. Mieke WEEDA                 NL
       5. Helmut OECKL           D                   5. Agneta BJÖRKLUND            S
          Philippe TAFOUR        F                      David MIDDLETON             UK

1987   1. Ummehani NAGARWALA     IND          2001   1. Agneta BJÖRKLUND            S
       2. Philippe TAFOUR        F                   2. Munira MERCHANT             USA
       3. Helmut OECKL           D                   3. Zarin GUPTA                 IND
       4. Jone RONNEBERG         N                   4. Mieke WEEDA                 NL
       5. Irene MARKOULAKIS      GR                  5. Marie-Claire LAURENT        F
          Monica SVEDEROTH       S                      Nüket ATALAY                TR

1989   1. Ummehani NAGARWALA     IND          2003   1. Ninetta ZOI-LAMBRINI        GR
       2. Yvonne CSANYI          H                   2. Nüket ATALAY                TR
       3. Helmut OECKL           D                   3. Zarin GUPTA                 IND
       4. Anton KLAP             SF                  4. Mieke WEEDA                 NL
       5. Therese FERRAGUT       F                   5. Nadine ROGUE                F
          Catherine PSAROULI     GR                     Leo HEIKKILÄ                SF

1991   1. Helmut OECKL           D            2005   1. Ninetta ZOI-LAMBRINI        GR
       2. Yvonne CSANYI          H                   2. Zarin GUPTA                 IND
       3. Therese FERRAGUT       F                   3. Maria Hierlinger Gudat      D
       4. Anton KLAP             SF                  4. Birgitta Holm               S
       5. Despina ECONOMOY       GR                  5. Nadine ROGUE                F
          Roland MATTISON        S                      Leo HEIKKILÄ                SF

1993   1. Yvonne CSANYI          H            2007   1. Zarin GUPTA                 IND
       2. Roland MATTISON        S                   2. Leo HEIKKILÄ                SF
       3. Therese FERRAGUT       F                   3. Maria Hierlinger Gudat      D
       4. Anton KLAP             SF                  4. Birgitta Holm               S
       5. Purnima MANE           IND                 5. Edna Bar-On                 ISR
          Domenico MEROLA        I                   6. Maria Christopoulou         CYP

1995   1. Yvonne CSANYI           H           2009
       2. Roland MATTISON         S                  1.   Domenico Antonio Merola    I
       3. Purnima MANE            IND                2.   Leo HEIKKILÄ              SF
       4. Munira MERCHANT         USA                3.   Lollie Bailey- Nilsson    S
       5. Mimmo MEROLA            I                  4.   Maria Hierlinger Gudat    D
          Ursula SCHMITZ          A                  5.   Edna Bar-On               ISR
          Steven BAUER       CIP Repr.               6.   Maria Christopoulou       CYP

Michael Jackson - Heal The World

Think about the generations and to say we want to make it a better
world for our children and our children's children. So that they know
it's a better world for them; and think if they can make it a better

There's a place in your heart                            Will reveal a joyful face
And I know that it is love                               And the world we once believed in
And this place could be much                             Will shine again in grace
Brighter than tomorrow.                                  Then why do we keep strangling life
And if you really try                                    Wound this earth, crucify it's soul
You'll find there's no need to cry                       Though it's plain to see, this world is heavenly
In this place you'll feel                                Be God's glow.
There's no hurt or sorrow.
There are ways to get there                              We could fly so high
If you care enough for the living                        Let our spirits never die
Make a little space, make a better place.                In my heart I feel
                                                         You are all my brothers
Chorus:                                                  Create a world with no fear
Heal the world                                           Together we'll cry happy tears
Make it a better place                                   See the nations turn
For you and for me and the entire human race             Their swords into plowshares
There are people dying                                   We could really get there
If you care enough for the living                        If you cared enough for the living
Make a better place for                                  Make a little space to make a better place.
You and for me.
If you want to know why                                  Heal the world …………..Refrain (2x)
There's a love that cannot lie
Love is strong                                           There are people dying if you care enough for
It only cares for joyful giving.                         the living
If we try we shall see                                   Make a better place for you and for me.
In this bliss we cannot feel                             There are people dying if you care enough for
Fear or dread                                            the living
We stop existing and start living                        Make a better place for you and for me.
Then it feels that always
Love's enough for us growing                             You and for me / Make a better place
Make a better world, make a better world.                 (3x)
                                                         You and for me / Heal the world we live in
Chorus:                                                  You and for me / Save it for our children
Heal the world …………………….                                 You and for me / Heal the world we live in
                                                         You and for me / Save it for our children
                                                         You and for me / Heal the world we live in
Bridge:                                                  You and for me / Save it for our children
And the dream we would conceived in

Hotel information and addresses of the locations during the weekend
We booked rooms at the
Hotel Motel-One Hamburg-Alster, Steindamm 96 – 102, 20099 Hamburg:
• Location of the Hotel Motel-One: directly at the Underground Station
"Lohmühlenstrasse", Line 1

Opening ceremony at Friday night at the Hotel ARCOTEL, Steindamm 63
Across the street to the Hotel Motel One (about 3 minutes walk)

10:00 a. m.: Reception at the Patriotische Gesellschaft, Trostbrücke 4-6

6:00 p. m. Dinner at the Handwerkskammer (Chamber of Trade), Holstenwall 12

10:00 a. m. Closing Ceremony on a Harbour Boat Tour, Landungsbrücken

Please check the program details at page 16 – 18 to find the
        We provide guides and buses to the different places.
        Please be in time at the given meeting points
        to get the shuttle buses.

In case you have some questions please call these private cell phone

During the Symposium in Hamburg:
0049 - 173 - 46 40 711      (Beate Arlt)

During the Post tour in Berlin:
0049 - 173 - 247 44 97          (Marianne Fiedler)

In case of emergency please call         122        to reach ambulance or

Next CIF International
Conference in Cyprus
4 - 8 July, 2011


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