Engelbert Heller was born in the late twenties in Cottbus, south of Berlin. Toward the end of the Second World War, before he had finished his secondary school studies, he was drafted and served in an anti-aircraft unit. He became a Prisoner of War of the Americans. To his horror, he and many others were turned over to the Red Army, a fate dreaded by everyone. It is this harrowing ordeal that he recalls so many years later. In the interim, during over thirty years as a Catholic priest, Heller served as vicar, then rose in the ranks of his church, became a parish priest, and finally a dean. He was posted in many places in the Federal Republic and Hungary. He died in 1987.
In the Guise of Bane: To The Limits of Human Existence (Author)