|I was born in Vienna, Austria in 1941. When we were bombed out we moved to Salzburg where I lived 11 years. At age 12 my mom and I immigrated to the USA. For several years we lived in WV where I went to school until 18. Then I moved to Baltimore, worked for Bethlehem Steel Co. while going to night school. I was married in 1963 to my wife Thelma and moved to Washington DC. There I worked for several engineering companies until Carrier Air Conditioning hired me in 1968. I became Service Engineer for Africa and Middle East but after a few years got tired of traveling and being away from family so I quit and went to work for my father-in-law who had just started an auto parts business. He died a few years later and my wife and I build business into a large corporation, covering 5 states, until I semi-retired in 1998 and turned business over to my son who is now running it. We now live in Land O Lakes, FL.|
Karl May Translations
This is the final volume of Karl May’s Satan and Iscariot trilogy. It was translated by Herbert Steiner and transformed into an Audio Book by Victor Epp. Here for your enjoyment is a short movie clip with an audio excerpt from this exciting tale.
This is the third and final volume of the trilogy that many refer to as the “Satan and Iscariot” trilogy. Actually, Karl May called the third volume by that name, but others called it “The Swindler of the Millions”. In tune with the actual theme of the story, I will go with the original title “Satan and Iscariot”. In this conclusion of the story, that started in the mountains of the Northern Mexico territory, where the first of the three notorious Melton character appears in “The Rock Castle”, through the deserts of northern Africa, where the murderous betrayals continue, in the volume called “Kruger Bei”, the story concludes in this third book, “Satan and Ischariot”, with a fast moving tale that returns to the southern territories of the Unites States, Louisiana, New Mexico and Arizona, a tale that relates the pursuit of these “Swindler of the Millions”, until the final judgment is rendered to the purveyors of lawlessness and murder, culminating in the rendering of justice to all. The story tells of plots to murder and cheat, fratricide within a family, similar to the story of Cain and Abel of the Bible, and takes you through the wilderness of the deserts and red rocks of the southwest. Various new characters appear in this story and all of the plots of the scheming criminals are defeated by the courageous frontiersmen, Winnetou, the Apache Chief, and Old Shatterhand, the German adventurer who calls the Wild West his second home. We know you will enjoy this final story, and cling to every act of justice brought by to you by our heroes.
Krüger Bei is the second volume of Karl May’s Satan and Iscariot trilogy. It was translated by Herbert Steiner and transformed into an Audio Book by Victor Epp. Here for your enjoyment is a short movie clip with an excerpt from this exciting second volume.
In this second book of the Satan and Iscariot trilogy, the story begun in The Rock Castle continues. Winnetou and Old Shatterhand try to find out what has happened to the missing German immigrants and, at the same time, pursue the criminal mastermind Harry Melton and his cohorts. The trail leads into the middle of the Sierra Madre mountains , as they try to find the Rock Castle and discover its secrets. Finally justice prevails, only to be blinded once again by Melton’s friends and family, and this takes Winnetou and Old Shatterhand through the San Francisco of the 1880’s and on to Germany. Finally they find themselves in various precarious situations in the deserts of Tunisia, in pursuit of the Swindler of the Miilions, a pursuit that will culminate in the final book of Satan and Iscariot, to be published in 2009.
The Rock Castle is the first volume of Karl May’s Satan and Iscariot trilogy. It was translated by Herbert Steiner and transformed into an Audio Book by Victor Epp. Here for your enjoyment is a short movie clip with an audio excerpt from this exciting tale.
The “Rock Castle” is a story of the northern Mexico territory of the Wild West and incorporates the lives of German immigrants, Mormon settlers and native Indians, in a story of betrayal, greed and ultimate justice. The heroes, Old Shatterhand and Winnetou, the Apache chief, intertwine their strong morality and bravery, with the plottings and killings of renegade Indians and ruthless religious zealots trying to take possession of land and a mercury mine in the mountains of Northern Mexico. Plot after plot is brought to nothing, by the courageous frontiersmen who pursued the criminal masterminds and brought them to justice.