Ernst Fraenkel OBE, 1923-2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Ernst Fraenkel OBE. Mr Fraenkel was the Library’s Chairman from 1990-2003, since when he has been Joint President of the Library. Ernst Fraenkel founded the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History, one of the most prestigious academic essay prizes, which reached its 25th anniversary this year.
Ernst Fraenkel held a doctoral degree honoris causa from the University of Haifa, in recognition of his great contribution to Holocaust education.
Few individuals have left such an indelible mark on our institution or contributed so much to shaping its development. Ernst Fraenkel was an outstandingly wise and generous man, who worked with great dedication to make our world a better place. His ready wit and playful sense of humour delighted all who knew him.
He will be missed.
Added: Tuesday 18th November, 2014