A Witness to a Century

A Witness to a Century

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The book is the story of a refugee who survived the Nazis and his contributions to the U.S. as a soldier, engineer and citizen. His father interned under Konrad RApntgen when X rays were discovered The author was born in Germany in 1917 during World War I. The story continues with life in the Weimar Republic and under the Nazi regime Though raised Christian, because of his Jewish ancestry, he had to go into hiding and had a harrowing miraculous escape from the Nazis in 1938. During World War II he served in the U .S. Army in Europe as related through his war letters. An Electrical Engineer with Bell Laboratories he contributed to the cutting edge of the technical revolution of our time: Long Distance Communications, the Transistor, Guided Missiles (ICBMa€™S and Satellite Launchers), Missile Defense, Electromagnetic Nuclear Weapons Effects (EMP) and high speed communications through Millimeter Waveguide. He was granted numerous patents and contributed to technical journals and books. The personal story runs in parallel with the technical story: raising a family, civic affairs, public office, and world travel to Europe, Japan and the Americas. He had a particular interest in Americas civilizations and pre-Columbian archeology.Because of Rona#39;s birth, I was given a one week a€œcompassionatea€ furlough to meet our new son and to help out at home. It turned ... He was just going on furlough, but he suggested I take the camera apart and he would help me to repair andanbsp;...

Title:A Witness to a Century
Author: Dietrich A. Alsberg
Publisher:iUniverse - 2001-01

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