Ferdinand, Sperl, Childhood, Hotel
Among the papers of Ferdinand Sperl there is a
small black book in which he chronicled the stages of
his life from his childhood to the 1960s. This
chronicle is very interesting as it shows first, how the
son of a hotelier was thoroughly prepared for
following in his family's footsteps as a fourth
generation hotelier, and second, how his arrival in the
United States in 1939 and the Second World War led
him to an unexpected career in military intelligence
after which he returned to his career as hotelier.
"The International Life Of A Swiss Hotelkeeper,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 45
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol45/iss1/2