Today, our long-time close friend Dr. Klaus Müller would have been 91 years old.
He was employed in 1944 as a member of the Hitler Youth to work on the Walpersberg, together with many other youngsters from Pößneck he worked shoulder to shoulder with the forced laborers on the runway.
In a subsequent assignment, he worked at the Torpedo Arsenal Mitte in Rudolstadt.
After the war he studied, became a doctor of geology and travelled a lot around the world. More than 25 years ago we met Klaus, who was still living in Rosenheim at the time. He was the author of the book “Deckname Lachs”, a book that is still worth reading to this day regarding the “REIMAHG” history. Known as meticulous in his work, he had used all the archives accessible to him for this book and evaluated the information at that time.
Klaus was an old-school gentleman and very quickly a close friendship developed, which lasted until his death. In countless conversations, many letters and e-mails, visits and joint trips abroad, the “REIMAHG” was always the center theme.
A few years ago, on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the liberation, he became an honorary citizen of the city of Kahla. A recognition that we as an association together with the then mayor of Kahla Bernd Leube felt very important.
We took many walks together on, over and around the Walpersberg, where his expertise as a geologist always deeply impressed us, especially since one never tired of listening to his exciting explanations and explanations.
We wrote the publication for the “Torpedo Arsenal Mitte” with Klaus in teamwork. Especially in Rudolstadt this was a great success, because this history is hardly known there and there was no literature about it.
In the last years of his life Klaus had problems with his health. In the meantime he had moved from Rosenheim to Cologne and then finally moved back to Pößneck, where he later died.
Today we honor and commemorate Dr. Klaus W.Müller, geologist and very good friend.