About Twelve Flags, One Life
Klaus Kolb grew up in an eastern province of Germany during the rise of the Nazi Party and World War II. Here are stories of his childhood pranks, survival, rationing and make-do substitutions, hunger and night sprints to dank air raid shelters. Later, he, his mother and sisters were smuggled west in a cramped truck to avoid the oncoming victorious Red Army. When Klaus returrned home to the Russian-controlled zone, he and his father were interrogated by Communist leaders. Klaus was released, but his father wasn't as lucky......
About the Author
Klaus Kolb was raised in Zeitz, Saxony, Germany in 1934 by a demanding but brilliant father and loving step-mother. He apprenticed, became a journeyman machinery builder and studied mechanical engineering in Meissen, East Germany until he escaped to West Germany in 1955 via the Berlin Subway. He became an engineering design manager for a textile machinery firm. In 1965, he emigrated to the U.S. to become president of textile machinery firms in South Carolina.
In 1998, he created and was CEO of Kolb's Geodesic Dome Homes. Although "retired," he consults internationally about geodesic dome shell construction, deciphers and translates Old German Script into English. He also plays the accordion, keyboard and piano in German and Dance bands in Melbourne as well at the Central Florida Accordion Club. Klaus has worked and lived in a dozen countries and speaks four languages.
Klaus lives in Palm Bay, Florida.
Presently his book is available at 413 Holiday Park Blvd NE, Palm Bay, FL 32907. It will become available at Amazon and Kindle soon.
Meet Klaus and hear more about his book at the Meet the Authors Book Fair in the Eau Gallie Civic Center in Melbourne Florida. The book fair is in conjunction with the ArtWorks Eau Gallie Fine Arts Festival on November 21 and 22, 2015, from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Both Events are on Highland Avenue in Melbourne Florida and are free and open to the public.