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Praise for Steel Boat, Iron Hearts

"Hans himself would occasionally visit the Museum of Science and Industry to see his old boat. His presence added a unique dimension to the U-505 experience. Whenever he stopped by, Hans loved to give informal tours to visitors. He became part of the exhibit for a day, standing in the control room talking about a piece of equipment or a particular experience to anyone and everyone who had an interest. Touring U-505 with a former crewmember is both a rare and unforgettable experience. And for Hans, it was very satisfying. His posthumous memoir Steel Boat, Iron Hearts: A U-boat Crewman's Life aboard U-505 helps all of us understand and appreciate what it must have been like to serve aboard U-505."

- Keith Gill, former Curator,
U-505 Museum of Science and Industry