Dieter Vaupel

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Dieter Vaupel, born 1950, Doctorate in Economic and Social Sciences, teacher and political scientist. Author of books and academic work on contemporary history (with a focus on forced labour and compensation) and on pedagogic and didactic issues.
Dieter Vaupel met Blanka Pudler in 1986 in Budapest. Together, they began to write down Pudlers story, and he finished the work after her death. His objective: to find a literary language for Blanka that helped children and young adults, but also adults, to be immersed in the world of the past, and in Blanka’s emotions. He interlaces the subjective eye-witness narration with numerous historical documents.