Reinhard Natusch honoured as Volunteer of the Month November
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Minister President Dietmar Woidke has honoured 87-year-old Reinhard Natusch from Forst-Sacro as Volunteer of the Month for November. "I hardly know anyone whose commitment is so diverse. Natusch is a philatelist, local historian and local historian," said Woidke at the award ceremony in Potsdam.
Woidke continued: "For more than 40 years, Reinhard Natusch has been an enthusiastic local historian of Sacro and the surrounding area. It is thanks to his initiative that the history of this small village has now been fully researched up to 2010 and published in two books. What once began as a private initiative by Natusch has been continued for more than 15 years by the Heimatverein Forst-Nord, which he founded. Countless special exhibitions, chronicles, the popular local history calendars, Sorbian-Wendish cookbooks, participation in the museum night of the district, the pageant for the 700th anniversary of Sacro - all this has brought Natusch great recognition far beyond the borders of the region."
Woidke emphasised that this form of homeland research is timeless and cannot be replaced by anything: "It creates identity and builds bridges between generations and neighbours. Home is more than a place where one was born or has lived for years. A sense of home is created where people respect each other, help each other and feel comfortable with each other."
Woidke emphasised that understanding with the Polish neighbour was also a matter close to Natusch's heart. He said that he had played a major role in overcoming reservations in the many meetings with the residents of Brody and Janisczowice, which have become traditional.