We are shocked and deeply saddened about Tsewang Norbu’s passing away. A tragic accident took him from us. Tsewang is irreplaceable. He was not only the heart of our organization but of the Tibet movement in Germany and beyond. He dedicated his whole life to Tibet. Like no one else, he put all his heart and energy into the Tibetan freedom movement – against all odds. He was a selfless human being of unique integrity. Whenever Tibet needed him, he was there. Until the last minute, he pushed the Tibet movement forward. He was a guiding light of the exile community.
Tsewang was a pioneer. In the late 1980s, he made sure Tibet was put on the agenda of the German government for the first time. He achieved countless milestones for the Tibet movement in Germany. Without him, we would not even exist.
He leaves an emptiness that no one can fill. We are grateful to him for everything he has done in his lifetime and will never forget him. Our thoughts are with the love of his life, his wife Ingrid and his family. With everything we do, Tsewang will be with us and we will continue our efforts for Tibet in his spirit.
Last modified: 19. August 2018