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)