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Dr. Hans-Eugen Schulze
Justice Dr. Schulze rtd., German Federal Court of Appeals, 
age-group 1922, blind since earliest childhood,
attended a school for blind from 1928 to 1939,
trained there as chair and mat weaver, telephonist and stenotypist from 1936 to 1939.


After having finished a voluntary service as stenotypist, he started to work as a court clerk at the Regional Court of Dortmund from the beginning of World War Two to January 1944; at the same time he did further training in English and French; in 1942, he started to do systematic preparations for the admittance to the grammar school.


From Easter 1944 to Easter 1945, he was a pupil at the grammar school of the German “Blindenstudienanstalt” in Marburg. There he graduated. Afterwards he worked as a Braille teacher for war-blinded people.


From winter 1945/46 to summer 1948, he studied law at the University of Marburg; in January 1949, he took the first law exam, in December 1951 the second one; in May 1951 he did the doctor’s degree at the University of Münster.


From December 1951 to July 1955, he worked as a judge at the Regional Court of Bochum, afterwards at the Higher Regional Court of Hamm, and then from March 1963 to December 1985 at the German Federal Court of Appeals.


Since 1961 he has been working on a voluntary basis for the Christian Blind Mission - CBM (Christoffel-Blindenmission). There he is a consultant for juridical questions as well as for issues regarding scholastic and professional education for blind people. Since 2002 he has been an honorary member of the Mission's council (supervisory board of the CBM).

Since 1963 he has been working on a voluntary basis for the sponsoring organization of the German "Blindenstudienanstalt”.


From 2000  to 2010 he has been working at the German association for blind and visually impaired people as representative for issues of seniors.


From 1973 to 2007 he worked on a voluntary basis at the Evangelical Church in Baden as representative for the service of blind and visually impaired people. He was honoured with the “Goldenes Kronenkreuz” of the diaconal institution of the Evangelical Church in Germany for this work.



  The picture shows me in my study, sitting in front of the Braille typewriter; behind me, there is a bookshelf, going to the left; in the left corner stands my computer.