Hilmar von Campe was born in 1925 in Halle, Germany. He lived through
the Nazi years and served in the German Army. In October 1945 he escaped
from a POW camp in Yugoslavia and made it back to Halle after a
dangerous trek across seven borders. He then took a degree in economics
from the University of Hamburg, while learning English and Spanish.
During that time, disenchanted by the moral and physical destruction of
his country and the emptiness and lack of purpose in his own life, he
found God and committed his life to changing society and remaking the
world on the basis of God's absolute truth.
Hilmar von Campe
Mr. von Campe has traveled extensively
around the world. He has lived
with longshoremen, factory workers, and miners and debated with
politicians, labor leaders, and Communists, learning much not only about
social and economic conditions but also, and more important, about
human nature and its failings.
The Cambridge International Whos Who of Intellectuals wrote in
Hilmar von Campe in the fifties was in the forefront of building
human relationships between people of different European countries
who fought each other over generations.... In the sixties he lived and
traveled through most of the Latin American continent, lived in the
homes of ordinary people, and argued with presidents, generals, priests,
and students, and learned to understand their different ways of thinking
and acting. Finally in the seventies and eighties as a businessman he
was at the heart of the issues that dominate the relations between
industrialized and developing nations. As a member of the
American-Mexican Chamber of Commerce he was for many years chairman of
its subcommittee on foreign investments.
Mr. von Campe and his family now reside in
Colorado Springs, where he runs his import business.
Hilmar von Campe is the author of four books: Moral Meltdown: The Core
of Globalism (1996; second edition published 2001 by
1st Books Library,),
Connecting with the Power of God (1996),
Feigheit und Anpassung, Politik im Zwielicht (Cowardice and
Appeasement: Doubtful Politics, 1989), and Deutschland im Globalen
Bürgerkrieg: Der Schwindel der Neuen Weltordnung
(Germany in the Global Civil War: The New World Order Hoax (2000)). See
for a preview of Moral Meltdown.
He writes and lectures on the themes of his books,
which include the moral collapse of Western society and the dangers of
the lies and self-deceptions that we practice to our ruin, as well as
the paramount importance of honesty, beginning with oneself, and moral
regeneration, as individuals and as nations, as prerequisites for the
survival of humanity.
Mr. von Campes experiences
in the Third Reich as a child in the
Hitler Youth, a citizen subjected to tyranny and incessant propaganda,
and a soldier in the most destructive war in history provide him
impressive credentials for identifying the nascent despotisms of the
future and recommending the only cure that has ever worked ... obedience to
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