This year again our American friend Kurt Landsberger came to the REHACARE
fair in Düsseldorf. This time without his wife Anny – meanwhile
he has been married to her for 64 years (!), and after the war they jointly
built up a business in New Jersey, Bel-Art
Products (and subsidiaries) "manufacture laboratory supplies
as well as aids for the elderly and disabled" and have now 300 employees.
And Kurt is still integrated in business affairs even if his son David
is now in charge.
a king from oblivion" – that way an article on Kurt Landsberger
was headed in "The Star-Ledger" of 30 October 2003, our
cutting shows Kurt once more with his two fine Steinitz books.
In the evening of October 4th we
met after fair’s closing at Mariott Hotel Courtyard in Düsseldorf
MediaHarbor only to move soon afterwards to an Italian restaurant nearby.
There were Friedrich-Karl Hebeker, Michael Negele and Ralf Binnewirtz
who had joined in.
an Italian restaurant:
Kurt Landsberger, Michael Negele, Ralf Binnewirtz
and Friedrich-Karl Hebeker
Landsberger also brought his latest work which he generously distributed
to us. This time nothing about chess but about a period of American
military history he was personally involved in – the reverse
text reveals something more:
the evening meal our small circle continued in the hotel lobby, here
Ralf Binnewirtz and Friedrich-Karl Hebeker are mixed up in unfathomable
Friedrich-Karl Hebeker, a mathematician from Düsseldorf is a member
(and the secretary) of the Düsseldorf Chess Club 1854 and especially
distinguished himself as the coauthor of the two club chronicles (published
2004 and 2006 respectively).
In the course of his chess research he has also intensively dealt
with the life and the work of the Düsseldorf-born Ludwig Engels,
the results of his research have been opened to the chess public by
an article published 2006 in Kaissiber issue 25.
Finally I would like to show a small picture
gallery giving you some impressions of the futuristic area of the