As his family only recently announced, he had already died on 16 september. December 2020 the co-founder of the coburg doll museum dr. Hans lossnitzer. At the age of 91 he succumbed to a long illness in his retirement home in tutzing on lake starnberg. This is what the coburg doll museum communicates.
Together with his wife, carin lossnitzer, he had an event on 14. July 1987 the doll museum opens in ruckertstrabe. The couple thus made their extensive private collection of dolls, dollhouses, stores and accessories accessible to the public. "We wanted to bring the dolls back home, to their place of origin", explained dr. Hans lossnitzer during his lifetime on the question of why coburg was chosen as the location for the museum.
For 20 years they were able to enjoy a large audience and collectors from all over the world. While the doll collector and artist carin lossnitzer created lively doll scenes and with her "sabberbabys creating lifelike doll children, hans lossnitzer acquired extensive cultural-historical knowledge about the local toy industry and its importance.
His career took him through various departments of the government prasidium in karlsruhe in leading positions. The fact that he was also deputy press spokesman for the ministry of economics in baden-wurttemberg and a lecturer at various universities did not go unnoticed by the coburg city council and the museum visitors. With great commitment and eloquence, lossnitzer championed the doll museum and ensured that it could continue to exist on a sound basis even after it was handed over to the city’s ownership. He imparted his extensive and profound knowledge to the visitors with enthusiasm in guided tours as well as in personal languages. The untiring joint commitment of the lossnitzer couple has made the museum and the name of the city of coburg internationally famous, according to the press release.