Intramuros, Manila – The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) in coordination with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in the Philippines, Department of Tourism and Intramuros Administration will unveil the German translation of Mi Ultimo Adios and open the Rizal in Wilhelmsfeld exhibit on 19 June 2021, 10:00 a.m. at the Museo ni Jose Rizal Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila.

Guest of Honor will be H.E. Anke Reiffenstuel, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in the Philippines.  First part of the program will be the unveiling of the Mi Ultimo Adios marker in German translation to be led by Ambassador Reiffenstuel.  She will be joined by NHCP Chairman Rene R. Escalante.  Virtual messages will be given by Dr. Fritz Hack-Ullmer, descendant of Pastor Karl Ullmer while response will be provided by Ms. Bea Bantug Tan, descendant of Narcisa Rizal.  Second part of the program will be the opening of the exhibit “Rizal in Wilhelmsfeld,” featuring the bed and desk used by Rizal during his stay in Wilhelmsfeld, Germany in 1886, which was donated to the Commission by Dr. Fritz Hack-Ullmer. Ribbon cutting will be done by Ambassador Reiffenstuel and NHCP Chairman Escalante.

Other attendees include Atty. Guiller Asido, Administrator of Intramuros Administration, staff members of the Embassy of Germany, and other descendants of the Rizal family.

The NHCP is the national government agency mandated to promote and preserve Philippine history through its museums, research and publication, and preserve historical heritage through conservation and the marking of historic sites and structures.