Swiss immigrant, Dr. Steiger, Berne, University of Pennsylvania, Dutch
In younger years, with youthful optimism, one tends to project the future on a fairly straight line. Life usually alters that course. Circumstances change, and we change with them. Events in and around us shape our destiny. Roadblocks and crossroads force us to choose an unplanned route. 1939-45 was such a time when many lives were drastically changed, due to the dramatic developments in Europe and the Far East. These events were to alter the course of my life also.
Durrer, Gustav T.
"From Visiting Scholar to Immigrant: A Memoir,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 31:
2, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol31/iss2/6