By Bernhard Wunderlich

This autobiography is written to persist with the at the beginning turbulent and probably random direction of schooling and existence studies of the writer within the Nineteen Thirties and 40s throughout the oppressive third German Reich. those early youth insights made the writer an bad pupil within the Fifties within the totalitarian German Democratic Republic, and finally introduced him to the us. preferably ready, he accomplished a major schooling in list time, best in 1965 to a tenured professorship in chemistry at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, focusing on study of the cast country of linear macromolecules (polymers, plastics). Early retirement in 1988 resulted in a brand new 20-year occupation as Professor and extraordinary Scientist on the college of Tennessee and Oak Ridge nationwide Laboratory. a stunning requirement of this profession was once an in depth quantity of go back and forth in the US and all over the world. It rekindled an curiosity in response to his father's love of the literature on explorations, ended in a trip of many anthropological websites, and peaked with a visit worldwide with Northwestern collage Alumni. The unforeseeable result of penning this booklet have been the various hyperlinks among Bernhard Wunderlich's love of training and study to the earliest stories in his lifestyles. He wouldn't are looking to pass over or swap anything.

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Also a not so good subject of mine This flaw found an explanation when it was discovered about 10 years later that I was red-green color blind—not so good for painting. Teaching of technical drawing in high school was more to my liking. But enough of the re-analysis of my report card with perfect hindsight. Most important for me was that I accepted the discipline to go to school, found what I liked and what not, and I pleased teachers and parents. The ‘school’ did its job to teach me the three Rs.

C-33 Retirement in 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-57 After closing of the Laboratory in 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-63 C. MAJOR VACATION TRAVEL AFTER 1954 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-65 -XXX- CHAPTER-01 Early Childhood, 1931–1939 Nobody remembers when one was born. Parents have to tell about the birthday, or the birth certificate must supply the information. In the “Familien-Stammbuch” (official family record) of Vati and Mutti1 I read: Bernhard Otto Klaus Wunderlich, born May 28, 1931.

C-03 Chicago, Illinois (1955–1958) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-03 Ithaca, New York (1958–1963) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-04 Troy, New York (1963–1988) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-05 1967/68 Sabbatic in Germany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-08 1986/87 Sabbatic in Germany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-30 Knoxville, Tennessee (1988–2001) . . . . . . . . . . .

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