Mr. Thomas Steiner introduced himself to me through the internet on 2017-FEB-14. He wrote:
While searching in the Internet what became of Lectron, Constantin Film, Egger Bahn and so on, I found your very good and interesting website. I am very impressed about the large quantity of detailed information you collected. I still haven’t read everything. I live in Munich and want to tell you that I knew Mr. Georg Greger.
My father also worked for Constantin Film and Mr. Greger was a neighbor just around the corner. We lived in Jachenauer Str. and sometimes visited Mr. Greger and his wife in his apartment in Marbach Str.
In the mid 1970s Mr. Greger had a dark brown boxer (dog) with the name “Buffy”. Nearly daily, I went outside with this dog. There must be a picture with Mr. Greger, me and Buffy.
Later, Mr. Greger didn’t live there anymore, only his wife remained. I don’t know what became of Mr. Greger.
When I was a child, I also had some of these Lectron building kits. Unfortunately I don’t have them anymore. I didn’t know what treasures I had.
I also was sometimes in the Constantin Film building in Albert-Roßhaupter-Str. and in the storage hall behind the old Constantin Film building in Sachsenkam str. with all the toys. (I think it was Mr. Barthel who traded also with toys). A paradise for a child.
I regret that I have no pictures of these old buildings that don’t exist anymore. I still live close to Albert-Roßhaupter-Str. and often pass these places.
Btw: The postal code Munich 25 isn’t wrong. The first postal code was M25, later became M70 and since 1993 it is 81369.
From the second email exchange:
My family and I had not so much contact with the Gregers. And as I wrote to you, one day he was away. In my memory, they separated about 1975, and I don’t know what became of him. I also didn’t found more about Mr. Greger in the Internet.
You must think that I was a child, when we sometimes met with the Gregers. And this is more than 40 years ago. And as far as I remember, we didn’t talk about Lectron. Mrs. Greger lived farther in the apartment but I don’t know how long. It’s not unusual, that Mr. Greger’s name is in the telephone book of 1979 when his wife still lived there and used the telephone number.
My father left Constantin Film in 1980 and he died already in 1983. I have no contacts to former Constantin employees. My mother, who could probably know a little more about the Gregers died in 2013. After reading the section about Max Gürth, I think he is the one who must know the most about Mr. Greger.
Maybe you know that Constantin Film was one or two times bankrupt in the seventies. The company had several owners and things didn’t get better. If you are interested in Constantin history I send you a link of an article from the German Newsmagazine “Der Spiegel”. In the Spiegel archives you will find more articles about Constantin Film, but they are less interesting. Sorry that I can’t translate it for you, but that would be too hard.
Mr. Steiner and I stayed in regular contact with each other and had our first meetup in Munich in December of 2017. Mr. Max Gürth (who worked closely with Mr. Greger during the Deutsche Lectron years) joined us as well.
Mr. Steiner continues to provide much needed help with my local Munich research and has been a great resource since our first meeting.