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).
Laabs, Rainer was born on October 1, 1955 in Berlin. Son of Guenter Pieter and Brigitte (Schloesser) Laabs.
Master of Arts, Freie University, Berlin, 1984.
Assistant Axel Springer Public Group, Berlin, 1984-1987, head media archive, since 1987.
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.