Michel Liebmann

Michel Liebmann from Oberursel’s twin town in France, Épinay-sur-Seine, died on 8th March, 2013, aged 82.  For the past 50 years he had been an staunch advocate of the twinning between the towns.

He first visited Oberursel during the “Heimatfest” in 1964 as a civil servant in the delegation from Épinay, and it was in sports that he particularly enriched the twinning, specifically in football and Pétanque.  It is said that he also always there for his German friends, was an excellent host and well-liked.  For many years he took part in the fountain festival (“Brunnenfest”) as chairman of the Pétanque club “La Boule Spinassienne”, where he was to be found at the Oberursel Boule-Club’s stand.

He also had connections to the Pétanque Club in Oberursel.  It is as a result of his initiative that for over 20 years regular tournaments have taken place between the German and Epinay clubs. [Read more…]

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