Postwar Destiny

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Postwar Destiny


Based On A True Story

On November 27th 1954, Karl Veth boards a plane that will take him to his new life. After surviving World War II as a teenager, and spending several years earning a master degree in his chosen trade, Karl leaves Germany behind and sets out for America.

He secures work the very same day he steps off the plane at Idlewild Airport in New York, and is stunned and amazed to learn he will be free to work as many jobs and as many hours as he pleases. Gone are the restrictions he left behind in Germany where citizens are permitted to work at only one place of employment at a time, and only for a set number of hours a day. His first taste of real freedom is pure bliss.

As Karl adapts to his new homeland, he allows his entrepreneurial spirit to run wild. He has a knack for coming up with successful business ideas, and considers every challenge an adventure. Over the years, he starts and sells a number of successful businesses because he can. There are no limits to what he can achieve in his new homeland.

There is not a single day in Karl’s life he regrets moving to America and becoming a citizen. For him, America truly was and is, the land of opportunity.