Nick Tullius grew up in the 1940s and 1950s in the Banat region of Romania. He witnessed dis-enfranchisement, expropriation, and deportation of his compatriots, events that have been largely ignored by historiography. After his US-born mother dies doing forced labour in the USSR, and his father remains in the West, he finds his way with the support of a grandmother, completing high school and University in Temeswar/Timişoara.
In the second part of My Journey from the Banat to Canada, author Nick Tullius describes his emigration to Canada, and his adaptation to a new social order, languages and customs. He finds a rewarding engineering career with the research and development subsidiary of a large telecommunications company, while growing with his family of four. He becomes involved in the introduction of semiconductor devices and software into telecommunication, and the development of Canadian, American and international standards in his field. He writes technical papers, and presents them at international conferences.
After his retirement in 2000, Nick Tullius concentrates on family research and making the history and culture of their ancestors accessible to English-speaking descendants of the Danube Swabians. Several of his translations and writings are published at www.dvhh.org and www.dvhh.org/alexanderhausen .