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Memorable Manitobans: Bernd G. Laengin (1941-2008)

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Born in Karlsruhe, Germany, in his early 20s he went to Namibia, Africa to become the editor of the German newspaper in Windhoek. A decade later he was in Winnipeg where he became editor of a German language newspaper, the Courier Nordwesten, later Kanada Kurier. He was also editor of Globus. He had a particular interest in the Hutterite, Amish and Mennonite communities. He wrote over 24 books. He received the Friedrich-List-Preis des Landes Baden-Wurttemburg for special journalistic achievements in foreign countries. He died at Winnipeg on 28 June 2008.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 July 2008.

“Manitobans’ Legacy a Better Province,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 January 2009, page B3.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 March 2016

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