Brandt, Lewis Wolfgang, 1921-

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Brandt, Lewis Wolfgang, 1921-

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Born in Germany September 27, 1921 to the actress Margarete Brandt-Jacoby and the writer-director-actor Oscar Ludwig Brandt. He was educated in Switzerland, graduating in 1940. He studied Latin, English, French and German, among other subjects. He spent 3 1/2 years in Swiss refugee labour camps during the war. in 1946 he graduated from the Interpreter School of the University of Geneva, having achieved a Translator Diploma in English, French and Spanish. This provided him with the training needed after the Second World War to work as a research analyst at the International War Crimes Trials in Nuremberg (1946-1947). The year following this he was an editor for United Press (1947-1948), then in 1948 he emigrated to New York. There he studied French literature at Columbia University (1949-1951) and worked variously as a searcher at the New York Public Library (1948-1951) and as a translator for Chase Manhattan Bank (1952-1953). He switched his studies from language to psychology, and in 1957 earned a Master of Arts in psychology from the New School for Social Research, NYC. After training in psychoanalysis and practicing in various clinics and privately, he began teaching at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Rutherford, New Jersey. He lectured at Upsala College in East Orange, New Jersey and Hunter College, NYC, and earned a PhD in psychology from New York University in 1963. He joined the faculty at the University of Saskatchewan, Regina Campus in 1968 as Associate Professor of Psychology, achieving the rank of full professor in 1975. Upon his retirement in 1987 he was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus of Psychology. He has published many articles in professional journals and has lectured in German at universities in Germany and Switzerland. He is married to Elisabeth H. Pasztor.


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