Dr. Fritz Funke died on 25 January 2018. He was director of the German Museum of Books and Writing of the former Deutsche Bücherei in Leipzig for almost 30 years, and helped to shape it into its present form. (Photo: Siegfried G. Müller)
Irmgard Spencker died on 17 October 2017. From 1996 to 2001 she was permanent representative of the Director General of the then federal institution Die Deutsche Bibliothek in Leipzig. She worked in various positions for the Library over a total of almost 40 years.
(Photo: Siegfried G. Müller)
Werner Berthold died on 29 March 2017 in Frankfurt am Main. From 1959 to 1984 Mr Berthold was head of what is now the German Exile Archive 1933-1945 of the German National Library. Through exhibitions and publications and through his work on various committees he prompted research into the study of German-speaking exile in Germany.
Prof. Dr. Helmut Rötzsch died on 28 March 2017 in Leipzig. He was principal director and director general of the Deutsche Bücherei in Leipzig from 1961 to 1990 and significantly shaped the institution during the years of division in Germany..
(Photo: Norbert Bensch)