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On 27th January 2006 the phone rang. Oliver Zeisberger, CEO of Barracuda Digitale Agentur, was on the other end giving us the news, "JOHANNES RAU… Read More
On 27th January 2006 the phone rang. Oliver Zeisberger, CEO of Barracuda Digitale Agentur, was on the other end giving us the news, "JOHANNES RAU died last night. We’ll launch a digital book of condolence within 10 minutes." It’s important that you understand that Johannes Rau was one of the most popular politicians ever in Germany. He was minister-president for 20 years in our crowded federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Within the next few days, thousands of people wrote their condolences in this online book. We compiled 1,500 selected comments into a condolence book. The printer had to reactivate the big Heidelberger printing machine so as to print – two copies. The first copy was sent to the family of Johannes Rau. And the second one was given to the archives of the "Friedrich Ebert Stiftung," a foundation for social democracy. Read Less
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JOHANNES RAU
 
On 27th January 2006 the phone rang. Oliver Zeisberger, CEO of Barracuda Digitale Agentur, was on the other end giving us the news, "JOHANNES RAU died last night. We’ll launch a digital book of condolence within 10 minutes." It’s important that you understand that Johannes Rau was one of the most popular politicians ever in Germany. He was minister-president for 20 years in our crowded federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
 
Within the next few days, thousands of people wrote their condolences in this online book. We compiled 1,500 selected comments into a condolence book. The printer had to reactivate the big Heidelberger printing machine so as to print – two  copies. The first copy was sent to the family of Johannes Rau. And the second one was given to the archives of the "Friedrich Ebert Stiftung," a foundation for social democracy.