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Born September 22, 1913, in Vienna, Austria. He escaped Europe with his wife, Hennie, in May 1940. His professional career as an aeronautical electrical design engineer began in the shipyards of Salem and Portland, Oregon, shortly after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in December 1941. Kurt Reiner contributed to the defense industry of America for over 40 years. He began writing his autobiography in 1975 at the age of 62, and spent the next 10 years writing notes and short essays of the events he experienced during his youth, the Holocaust, and his adult and married life in America. Recognizing the importance of teaching youth of all religious faiths and ethnicities about the Holocaust, he lectured on several occasions at local high schools in New York until his death in 1985. Kurt Reiner remained married for 44 years. His three children, six grand-children, four great-grandchildren, and the Holocaust story of Vienna (Counting on America) persist as his legacy to society.
GARY D. REINER:
This is a first-time memoir for the 72-year-old co-author, Gary D. Reiner, M.S. Criminal Justice Administration, American University. It was not until his retirement four years ago that Mr. Reiner acted on his commitment to finish the story that he promised his father he would some day publish. Prior to retirement, Gary served as a Clinical Psychologist Specialist in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam era; and spent nearly thirty years as a criminal justice consultant and project director after he returned to civilian life. In his role as consultant, he designed operational programs for federal, state, and local criminal justice systems. Federal national and model programs directed by Gary Reiner include: “Judicial Education Program on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism,” "Ex-Offender Employment," and “Supervised Release.” His earlier career demanded investigative research, information management and analysis, planning, technical writing and curriculum development. He put all of those skills to work in the process of completing Counting on America. Mr. Reiner is married and has three children.