I was born
in 1936 in Germany.
For most of my life I lived abroad, working as an
economist for a German company in Bahrain, Iran and
South Africa. My extensive travels have taken me to
all four corners of the world.
When studying European colonial history I recognized
that Germany's aspirations reached as far back as
those of our neighbours.
The first expedition took my wife an myself in a
Volkswagen Beetle from Johannesburg to Munich. On
this occasion we visited Namibia and East Africa (Tanganyika,
Ruanda and Burundi).
This was followed by visits to Germany's
colonial settlements in South America (Chile, Venezuela,
Columbia), the Caribbean Islands (St. Thomas, Tobago),
West Africa (Mauretania, Ghana, Cap Verde, Cameroon,
Togo), China (Tsingtau) and the Isles of the South
Pacific (Papua New Guinea, Samoa).
We have settled permanently in South Africa. My time
is taken up with writing about my travels combining
historical facts with personal experience.