Manfred Kobuch

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Manfred Kobuch (born March 12, 1935 in Holzhausen near Leipzig ; † July 6, 2018 in Dresden ) was a German archivist and historian .


Manfred Kobuch attended the Humboldt School in Leipzig from 1949 to 1953 . He then studied history at the University of Leipzig , where he was influenced by the university lecturers Heinrich Sproemberg and Hellmut Kretzschmar , among others . After training as an archivist at the Institute for Archival Studies in Potsdam , he initially worked at the State Archives in Magdeburg from 1959 to 1961 , before joining the archives service at the Dresden State Archives in May 1961 . Until 1993 he was head of the department for older archives (until 1831/1879) and looked after its service library.

Since 1978 Kobuch was a member of the historical commission of the Saxon Academy of Sciences . A research and publication focus of Kobuch was the correspondence of Thomas Müntzer . He was the author and editor of 14 books each, primarily on the history of Saxony . In addition, he wrote about 100 articles in magazines and compilations. He was also an avid reviewer .

Kobuch was a member of the Society for the Promotion of the Reconstruction of the Frauenkirche Dresden eV From 1995 he was editor of the yearbook Die Dresdner Frauenkirche. In 2012 he became an honorary member of the Society for the Promotion of the Frauenkirche Dresden eV

His wife Agatha Kobuch (1933–2018) also worked as a historian and archivist.

Publications (selection)

  • The Free German Youth of the Dresden District in the Struggle for Peace, Democracy and Socialism , Dresden, District Management of the FDJ, 1981.
  • New studies on Thomas Müntzer , 1990.
  • The beginnings of the Dresden Frauenkirche . In: The Dresden Frauenkirche. 2002 yearbook . Hermann Böhlaus successor, Weimar 2002, ISBN 3-7400-1189-0 , pp. 47-52.
  • In the service of the city and its history. The city archivist and historian Otto Richter. In: History of the City of Dresden, Vol. 3: From the establishment of an empire to the present , ed. by Holger Starke , Stuttgart 2006, pp. 229-234.
  • Eduard Vehse (1802-1870). Aspects of his work as a democrat, historian and archivist . In: Archive communications . Edited by the State Archives Administration of the GDR (Berlin). 1985, No. 1, pp. 31-36.
  • Encounters between Eduard Vehse and Weerth, Heine and Marx in 1852 and the dating of a letter from Marx. In: Marx-Engels-Jahrbuch 9. Dietz Verlag, Berlin, 1986, pp. 268–286.


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Individual evidence

  1. a b Karlheinz Blaschke : Obituary for Dr. Manfred Kobuch (1935–2018) , in: Sächsische Heimatblätter 64 (2018), issue 4, p. 483. ISSN  0486-8234
  2. Honors , in: Newsletter of the Society for the Promotion of the Frauenkirche Dresden e. V. 23 (2013), p. 27. ( PDF )
  3. In memorian Dr. phil. Manfred Kobuch , in: Newsletter of the Society for the Promotion of the Frauenkirche Dresden e. V. 28 (2018), p. 28. ( PDF ).