Biden has chosen the daughter of a Holocaust survivor to be US ambassador to Germany

Amy Gutmann was nominated by President Joe Biden to serve as US Ambassador to Germany.The daughter of Holocaust survivors who fled Nazi Germany in 1934, the academic is her.Gutmann stated that Nazi persecution in her family had an "influential influence" on her.Check out more stories from Insider's business page.On Friday, President Joe Biden declared that Amy Gutmann would be nominated to serve as US Ambassador to Germany.Gutmann, the University of Pennsylvania president, is also the daughter of Holocaust survivors.According to an interview published in The Daily Pennsylvanian in 2013, Gutmann's father fled Nazi Germany in 1934.The 71-year old academic stated that she was "grateful" to have been nominated for the role as "a daughter of a German Jewish refugee" in a Friday statement to her university.Continue reading: Meet 7 BidenWorld consiglieres who are long-serving and a few relative newcomers who have exclusive White House accessGutmann stated that her family's Holocaust experience had a profound influence on her in a 2013 interview.According to interviews, Gutmann's father fled Nazi Germany along with his siblings and parents. He then moved to India and settled in New York a decade later.She told The Daily Pennsylvanian, "It's true that his entire family would have vanished from the face of this earth if it wasn't for what he did."Haaretz reported that her family history inspired Haaretz to create one of the largest Holocaust education archives in the world. According to Haaretz, she teamed up with the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive to bring almost 52,000 video testimonials into the University of Pennsylvania's library system in 2013.Gutmann stated in a statement that she would continue to work at the University of Pennsylvania through her Senate confirmation.Politico reported that if she is confirmed, she will also be the first woman to hold the German ambassadorship.Robin Quinville was appointed interim ambassador in 2020. She will be replacing her.