Award & Membership


On 4th March 2013, David was awarded Germany’s only federal decoration, the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Verdienstorden der Bundesrepublik Deutschland), in recognition of his 50 years of outstanding, pioneering academic work, particularly on the GDR, and his practical work in the field of reconciliation and friendship between Germany and the United Kingdom. The Cross of the German Order of Merit was presented at the German Embassy in London by Geog Boomgaarden, the German Ambassador, on behalf of the German President, Joachim Gauck.

The Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

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