Heartfelt thanks and Gratitude
2014-04-26 14:07 by Robin Roberts
Rommel and Robin would like to acknowledge and thank all of our very dear friends and associates who so selflessly took their time to be with us during our stay in Europe. We were overwhelmed by the kindness and hospitality extended to us during our stay! We traveled for 42 days, only two nights were spent in a hotel, our off time was spent in the most wonderful homes with friends and families who really went to great efforts to assist us with accommodation, transportation the finest meals and company, many played a vital and helpful role, during our stay in Europe.
Thank you to all who made our journey, traveling and dining such a smooth and wonderful experience. Thank you for your kindness,generosity and friendship! We appreciate all the support and care that was extended to us, all that was done during our stay from city to city, while we traveled in Germany and Switzerland. Thank you.
Rommel's Book Launch in Europe
2014-04-26 09:35 by Robin Roberts
It was a trip of a life time for Rommel and his wife Robin to travel to Europe to promote the new book which was published in German. A huge task to translate from Rommel's English draft, where it was translated into German by Ms. Christina Stiiefel, a work in progress for nearly a year, an enormous task.
Upon the completion of the German version and the publication of the book, experts in the field of book marketing and promotion created interesting venues for the book launch.
A very well organized intinary where Rommel and Robin travelled to various cities, Rommel being interviewed by: Deutschland Radio, Der Spiegel, Stern, Lonely Planet, Neues Deutschland, Radio Dreyeckland "Der Bund, "Basler Zeitung and more. Rommel gave talks to a variety of students at Gymnasiums and met with many church group in both countries. He also had the opportunity to meet with film maker Marcel Kolvenbach and view his most recent film Atomic Africa which led to a public lecture and venue relating to the future of the African continient, the mining industry and globel politic's.
All of the venues where well organized and many thanks to the publisher Bernhard Engler and organizer and co-editior Karl Rechstiener in Switzerland, also to Madame Ulrike Plessow with Buch Contact and others who made all of this possible.There was amazing media coverage with full page articles and pictures in some publications up to three pages!
There was a very positive response by journalists and radio and media houses that took the time to interview and find the story about Rommel his new published book called Wie wir fu die Freiheit kampften and the current challenges that we face here in the new South Africa today.