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Rainer Laabs

Rainer Laabs, German archivist, art historian. Decorated knight of justice Order of St. John. Member Berliner Bibliophilen Abend (chairman since 1997), Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Medaillenkunst (advisor 1994-1998).

Background

  • Laabs, Rainer was born on October 1, 1955 in Berlin. Son of Guenter Pieter and Brigitte (Schloesser) Laabs.

  • Education

    • Master of Arts, Freie University, Berlin, 1984.

    Career

    • Assistant Axel Springer Public Group, Berlin, 1984-1987, head media archive, since 1987.

    Works

    • Author: Nicht nur fuer den Tag—Four Centuries of Newspaper in Art, 1987, 90, Das Brandenburger Tor-Focus of German History, 1990. Co-author: Checkpoint Charlie and the Berlin Wall, 1997.

    Religion

    Denomination: Lutheran

    Membership

    Member Berliner Bibliophilen Abend (chairman since 1997), Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Medaillenkunst (advisor 1994-1998).

    Personality

    Interests

    Bibliophily, art medals, music.

    Connections

    • Married Gabriele Elisabeth Carl, Oct.2, 1980. Children: Katharina, Friederike, Ulrich.
    • father: Guenter Pieter Laabs
    • mother: Brigitte (Schloesser) Laabs
    • spouse: Gabriele Elisabeth Carl
    • children: Katharina Laabs
    • Friederike Laabs
    • Ulrich Laabs
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    Born October 1, 1955
    (age 62)
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    • 1984
      Freie University
    • 1984 - 1987
      Assistant, Axel Springer Public Group
      Berlin, Germany, Germany

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