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Honorary citizenship

The award of honorary citizenship is the most important distinction that a municipality or city can bestow on personalities. The following people are currently honorary citizens of the city of Lingen (Ems):

  • Ursula Ramelow, former First and Second Mayor, former Lord Mayor
  • Karl-Heinz Vehring, former City Director
  • Bernard Grünberg, Jewish fellow citizen 
  • Bishop Dr. Martin Kruse

Honorary citizenship expires with death. The following people who have already died are former honorary citizens of the city of Lingen (Ems):

  • Ruth Foster, Jewish fellow citizen (+2014)
  • Schwester M. Firminia, Sister of the Franciscan Sisters St. Mauritz and active in the St. Bonifatius Hospital (+1979)
  • Dr. Engelbert Lindgen, pediatrician and initiator for the establishment of Kinderhilfe Lingen e.V. (today's Christophorus-Werk) (+1983)
  • Robert Koop, former Mayor (+1981)
  • Bishop Wilhelm Berning (+1955)
  • Konstantin Freiherr von Quadt, Landdrost (+1881)



Photos from above: k.A.