Werner Gundersheimer

Werner Gundersheimer is director emeritus of the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Frankfurt, Farewell

A family escaped the Nazis in 1939, finding refuge in America, but its hardships were far from over

by Werner Gundersheimer | Monday, September 08, 2014

The Paper Chase

Years of tireless collecting led to one of the world’s great libraries

by Werner Gundersheimer | Monday, June 08, 2015

A Mother’s Secret

The images in a treasured photo album preserve an idealized past, while leaving out the painful story of a family torn apart by the Holocaust

by Werner Gundersheimer | Thursday, August 25, 2011