We are all on a journey. In life we are given a humble start and travel then individually. 'Journey of a Lifetime, Volume One' recounts the bumpy beginnings of my own journey, that of an ordinary citizen: World War II, refuge, childhood in after-war-Germany, exploring first: Europe, Asia Minor, North-Africa, where I met other people in their own environment and learnt also from them. Everything finds a place in a "Journey of a lifetime": controversy, challenges, education, efforts, hobbies, work, travels, romance, disappointments and successes. Courage with a positive outlook overcomes many hurdles in this autobiography.