Hans-Michael Krüger deceased
Das Team der Welt-in-Hannover.de-Redaktion | 26.05.2021
The Welt-in-Hannover.de team mourns Hans-Michael Krüger. As the long-time managing director of the Faust Cultural Center, he was a co-founder and co-designer of the project from the very beginning and was a passionate advocate to the end.
We mourn for the person Hansi Krüger. Because for Hansi, too, people always came first, then everything else came - circumstances, circumstances, constraints. Personally, I always felt that he never forgot anyone. For me, Hansi was a person who never took, but always shared. Now it is no more. What remains is the memory and deep gratitude for the time together. (Dimitrij Czepurnyi)
I first came to Welt-in-Hannover.de through Hansi. That was in 2014. I asked Jörg Smotlacha and Henning Chadde, who were responsible for press and public relations at FAUST e.V., about an internship. I wanted to write journalistically. When the two told Hansi, he dragged me straight to Jan, who at the time was not only responsible for MiSO, but also for Welt-in-Hannover.de (WiH). "We're still looking for people to write texts for our project," Hansi explained to me. So I did my internship at FAUST e.V., then got a job at the cultural center sponsored by the employment office for three months and stayed on the WiH website as a volunteer to this day. FAUST e.V., along with other locations, was an important focal point of my work for WiH. Hansi, on the other hand, was part of the family, so to speak. Whether at Hanover Cosmopolitan, events on the local integration plan, the May 1st Festival or various cultural events, Hansi was involved everywhere, directly or indirectly. I would say it was a mainstay of the Hanoverian socioculture. At the same time he always took himself back. Hansi was important, but didn't take himself seriously. He is already missing, not only in his staff at FAUST e.V. His calm, unpretentious interaction with everyone was simply exemplary. For that alone we should never forget him. (Claudia Ermel)
Hansi died much too early. It is upsetting and sad. I always remember him smiling. And always friendly and helpful. We have lost an important companion. The impacts are getting closer. (Wolfgang Becker)
I associate Hansi with a very open, friendly person who committed himself "from the bottom of his heart" to Faust and to the people who deal with it. Hansi was curious about new ideas and suggestions and gave people a lot of freedom to try out themselves better. Hansi also had a pragmatic, direct and "dry" way of approaching things in a nutshell. He exuded a certain looseness and sovereignty at the same time and seemed to approach life with a kind of "serious ease". (Anja Lutz)
It's a shame when someone like Hansi, who always had a very happy smile, an open ear and a loving heart for friends, colleagues and the audience, dies so early. But he co-founded a cultural institution and gave everyone his special human mentality, which will remain in the life and memory of us active people for a long time. R.I.P. (M. Puya Eslami)