Ulrich von Eitzen, Operations Director of Greenpeace International from 2004 until 2013 and then a senior advisor to the Executive Director’s Office, finally lost his battle with cancer last Thursday, 12 June, 2014.
The way he reacted to cancer was typically Uli, as his friends called him. If one would not have known him, one would never have suspected that he had a lethal illness. He did not complain, he did not speak about his health, he did not show his sadness or his desperation. To assume, however, that he was a cool, unemotional man, could not have been further from the truth. The sparkle in his eyes, the energy with which he approached his work, and the warmth with which he talked about his family told another story–the story of a passionate man, who simply did not wear his emotio... Read more >