I have been honored by Pete Seeger who in June of 2009 wrote the following inscription in the book that I had dedicated to his 90th birthday as a gift:
"Bernd - if you get this book signed by some of the hundreds (thousands ?) of songwriters now in this part of the world, perhaps you can encourage songwriting around the world - Asia, Africa, Latin America, as well as Europe and islands everywhere.
Our songs may overleap barriers of religion, or politics, and will perhaps bring our world together before it blows itself apart.
Who knows! old Peter Seeger."