I was placed next to the assistant who made chains and strings - we got along well - we used about 5/6 of all the gold used in the workshop. We made everything in metal sheet and wire. After a year the assistant stopped and it was my luck that I had acquired the necessary skills. After finishing my apprenticeship I only stayed for a short while - and after serving in the navy I went to Rome with my friend Carl.
In the fall I started with a Goldsmith. We worked a lot in white gold and platinum. But not in the summer - then Inga and I biked to Paris and Switzerland. Then the Germans attacked Poland - redrafted for the security force - sent home - back to white gold and brilliants - then, the 9th of April I applied for a position with Person and Østerberg - old colleagues - it was an easy time for me, they didn't pay attention to my coming and going. In 1945 I started on my own on Kultorvet in Copenhagen, Denmark, and later in Klaraboderne." (1917 - 2007).
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