We learnt about the recent passing of our former colleague and teacher Rudi Lea who was at JFKS from 1966 until 1970.

In his autobiography “My Crossings” (2020), he included a chapter about his time at JFKS. It offers interesting insights into the beginnings of our school and the intense work he and Rudolf Bewer (First German principal 1960-1973) had invested into filling the school`s mission with life, such as establishing and deepening German-American friendship ties. Furthermore, the chapter reveals how they encouraged generations of future students to embrace the concept of an open mind and understanding for other cultures and people.

We would like to express our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

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