Why the Kathe Kruse Museum? There are numerous reasons, chief among them, our admiration for Kathe Kruse. She survived adversity from the time she was born, but she was never daunted. She supported her family with her doll making through two wars, the Great Depression and the communist take over of her country. The survival of the company was due mainly to Kathe Kruse's remarkable ability to adapt and diversify, lessons that are as important today as they were 100 years ago.
The company continues to thrive through diversity in the modern global economic community. They are the longest continuously producing German doll company in existence. Their classic dolls are made with the same degree of handwork as in 1912, a tradition that we embrace in our Santa-making.