2019:Mourning corner

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Mourning Corner at Wikimania 2019

For Wikimania 2019, a so-called Mourning Corner was organized to mourn and remember deceased members of the Wikimedia communities. It was part of the Community Village, hosted and organized by Cornelius Kibelka.

Location[edit | edit source]

Location on the Wikimania map

The Mourning Corner was located outside, between the Aula Magna building and the Allhuset building. For the Mourning Corner we have used an existing bench, and placed 19 frames close to it. Behind the bench a tree was decorated with 19 white origami cranes.

Deceased Wikimedians[edit | edit source]

A couple of weeks before Wikimania, a call was published on various Wikimania channels to submit names of Wikimedians that have deceased between Wikimania 2018 and Wikimania 2019. In total, 18 names were submitted:

  • Anas Eljamal / user:Aboluay
  • Andreas Weith / user:AWeith (1953-2019)
  • Arnold Károly (1932-2018)
  • Dieter Hannig / user:Didi43
  • Friedhelm Lang / user:Frila (1941-2019)
  • Gerard Ticó Guiu / user:Gerhidt (1990-2019)
  • Juned Sonido (1967-2019)
  • Jürgen Friedrich (1942–2018)
  • Laury
  • Lise Summer / user:Morethangrass (-2019)
  • Magnus Gertkemper / user:Gnu1742 (1970–2018)
  • Mohammad Al-Zarouq Ali Al-Qardawi / Elmondo21st (1979-2018)
  • Raymond Arrit / user:Raymond arritt / user:Shock Brigade Harvester Boris (1957-2018)
  • Riccardo Burdisso / user:Abisys (1966–2019)
  • Rimanóczy Jenő / user:Rimanóczyjeno (1933-2019)
  • Robert "Bob" Copp / user:CoppBob (1921-2018)
  • User:Levent (1960–2019)
  • user:TNSE BASHEER VLR


  • A 19th frame was added "For the Wikimedians who have passed away and we don’t know by name."