I was born on August 3, 1920 in a small farming village close to a large city in the Rheinland of West Germany. Together with my brother, born a year earlier and my first sister, born four years after me, we were three children.
My Father was working as a craftsman in a company near the large city. With 6 years, I was enrolled in a public school, which I completed 8 years long with good report cards in 1934. After my discharge, I joint a company and became an apprentice for 4 years to learn Tool and Die making and received my diploma as a skilled craftsman. In the fall of 1940 I was drafted in the German Airforce and trained for 3 months on light antiaircraft guns and further 3 months training as a maintenance man.
After my discharge I was sent to occupied Norway, where I remained until my discharge from the British Army n the spring of 1945 as a constable. The war was finished and the civic damage was severe but I was not dispirited and found work in my profession with my former company. To improve my knowledge and climb-up the ladder of success, I took every opportunity which came my way and enrolled for two years in engineering studies on week ends and after that, on e year every weekday evening classes in production control and time study, both with diplomas. As a result of that, I could change my job and work as a design draftsman in an engineering department.
In the fall l of 1959 I proved my luck and immigrated to Canada with almost no knowledge in the English language. But I was lucky, I found a job as a machinist in a small company, learnt in the evenings in special classes English and answered an ad in the newspaper for an engineering technician. I got the job and stayed in this company until my retirement in 1985. I was first design draftsman and later the manager of the planning department.
During the years of my work, I experienced the “Social Problems” around me, which led me to the conclusion to write about it. In 1998, I bought a computer and learned to use it. I wrote first in German the Book “Der Glaskafig” and later “Soziale Gerechtigkeit” which were published in Germany. A professional translator translated “The Glass Cage” and “Social Justice” to English. The other Books I compiled later from newspapers and books, their titles are,” Common Dividend” and “Remarkables”.