Annemarie Franke, Supervisory Board of the Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe
Andreas Möckel was one of the founders of the Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe and supported the Krzyżowa Foundation until the end, both professionally and socially. This is evidenced by the annual report of the Kreisau-Initiative (Kreisau-Initiative e. V.), where we can find a report on the annual celebration of 20 July 1944 in Würzburg prepared by Andreas Möckel, 92 years old, shortly before his death.
Until his retirement in 1992, Andreas Möckel was Professor of Special Education at the University of Würzburg. His achievements as a scientist and teacher are highly valued.
On 6 February, in Radio GRA 95,1 FM Wrocław a short report presenting the activities of the Krzyżowa Foundation was aired.
In the programme they were speaking:
On 16th January, in the atrium of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the official opening of the exhibition "Emil Krebs - Ein Leben für die Sprachen / Emil Krebs - a life for languages" took place.
At the invitation of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Aleksandra Królak-Wąsowicz, plenipotentiary of the Management Board of the Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe, took part in the ceremony.
Emil Krebs (1867-1930) was a Silesian diplomat, lawyer and sinologist, who is considered to be one of the most outstanding polyglots of all time. He was born in Świebodzice, and in 1870 his family moved to Opoczka. In the years 1880-1887 he attended the gymnasium in Świdnica.
Throughout his life Emil Krebs worked in 111 languages, mastered 68 of them, and as a translator he spoke over 40 languages.