K.D. Hopper was born Karl Hopperdietzel in 1937, into a working-class family in Linden, a suburb of Hanover, in the state of Lower Saxony. Experiencing the ravages of war at an early age already, and subsequently a poor education as a result of the destruction of basic infrastructure during the bombing of his hometown, he had long been disillusioned about the way his life was panning out until the idea of a fresh start in another country.
Finding My Feet
This is my story. As a young child in Germany from 1943-1945, in and out of bomb shelters, who doesn’t know any better since he has never experienced anything else.As an unhappy adolescent in the 1950s, who doesn’t like his home and wants to join the French Foreign Legion.And as a young ma...