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Published by carolyn on Fri, 2012-12-21 15:11

Oldies but Goodies

This early Heretics' Hour program from May 2010, with Carolyn's greatest guest of all time Wilhelm Kriessmann, is too good to be forgotten and left back in the archives.

Carolyn talks with Dr. Kriessmann about his book When I was a Schoolteacher’s Boy, a chronicle of his youth in Feistritz im Rosental (Austria) during the turbulent years between the World Wars. Topics include:

  • A nationalist family
  • School fraternities and the Hitler Youth
  • The Austrian Anchluss, the culmination of hopes

This program was originally recorded for Voice of Reason Network at 13 MB / 32 kbps mono / 0 hour 56 min.


Wilhelm Kriessmann passed away on Dec. 18, 2012, one week before Christmas. He was 93 years old. Up until he suffered a stroke in late June of this year, he had remained a vigorous man, physically active and mentally sharp. He was making a valiant comeback with the help of intensive physical therapy when he was struck with a second stroke in mid-December which proved too much. It is with the greatest regard for this dear and esteemed friend that I re-present the programs he agreed to do with me exclusively on The Heretics' Hour, in this "Oldies but Goodies" format.