From the Sandra of yore ... "Din Banat în
Canada” (From the Banat to Canada") - a book that renders memories
launching of the book in Şandra/Alexanderhausen was
reported in a local newspaper and is summarized
A very festive academic and literary event at
Sandra. Tuesday, May 28, in the Timis village took place the premiere of a book
launch. The author, Nikolaus Tullius, is a son of the village, who emigrated to
Canada decades ago. In the land of the maple leaf he published the English
version of the autobiographical book "From the Banat to Canada - Chronicle of a
trip of a lifetime".
The support of former undergraduate colleague,
prof. dr. ing. Alexandru Nichici, past rector of the Technical University of
Timişoara, made possible the realisation of the Romanian-language edition,
printed by the publishing house "Orizonturi universitare” (University horizons).
The book launch took place at the local home of
culture, with a room full of students, teachers and locals. The book was
introduced by distinguished guests, representatives of the Technical University
“Politehnica”: prof. dr. ing. Horia Ciocârlie, Dean of the Faculty of Automation
and Computer Science and director of the publishing house that printed the book;
prof. dr. ing. Ivan Bogdanov, Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and
Telecommunications and president of the Foundation ”Politehnica”; and prof. dr.
ing. Ionel Sabin, writer and director of the university publishing house, who
did the public book review.
Luchian Savu, mayor of Şandra, spoke to those
present about the author's personality and of the concerns of the local
administration to keep alive the traditions and customs of the town. The book
itself confront the reader with memories, facts and stories from the Şandra of
yore, aspects of life of the ethnic Germans and Romanian inhabitants during
World War II and after that conflagration.
The author, represented at the launch by prof.
dr. ing. Alexandru Nichici, sent his message from Canada to his native town: "I
wish the municipality of Şandra a bright and happy future."