In Memoriam Ilse Schatz

Grootfontein 14.02.1929 - Windhoek 04. 03. 2017

A heartfelt "Thank You" to Ilse Schatz, the "chronicler of Tsumeb".

Born in 1929 at Grootfontein, a daughter of German immigrants, she married Wolfgang Schatz, the son of Tsumeb Mine's director Gustav Schatz in 1953.

In 1975 Ilse Schatz founded the museum in Tsumeb.

Despite her multiple and demanding roles as a mother of five and farmer she found time to write and thus recorded the events in and around Tsumeb with a loving view. Not only did she give support to other authors but also wrote her own books.

Her chronicle fills a bookcase and there is still a lot to discover. Ilse Schatz deceased on March 04, 2017.

RIP dear Ilse, you live on in our hearts!