Before 1981 - Brief Overview

  • 05/17/1935: Born in Mettmann near Düsseldorf as third of 6 boys
  • 1953:  A-levels in Krefeld, followed by studies in medicine, Protestant theology and physics in Tübingen.
  • 1957: Master of Theology in Erlangen, marriage to Sigrid Oldenburg, who gives birth to 4 healthy children, 2 boys, 2 girls, in the following years.
  • 1959: Son Dirk is born on 11.03. He passes his medical state examination in Marburg and then becomes an assistant doctor in the Giessen Women's and Polyclinic and in Tübingen in the Surgery, Neurosurgery, Psychiatric, Medical and Neurological Clinic.
  • 1961: At the age of 26 he received his licence to practise medicine.
  • 1963: He is awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine at the University of Tübingen.
  • 1972: Specialist in internal medicine.

He draws attention to himself with several patents: a massage bed that adapts to the shape of the body, a device for trans-cutaneous serum diagnostics, a special bone saw and the Hamer scalpel that is 20 times as sharp as a razor blade.

  • 1976: Dr. Hamer moves to Rome with his family, a dream come true: Dr. Hamer and his wife wanted to open a practice for poor people in the slums of Naples to treat sick people free of charge. For the 20th "engagement day" he reminded his Sigrid of their time together in the love song "My student girl", which he had written himself.
  • 08/18/1978: In the morning at 3:00 o'clock Dirk Hamer, son of Ryke Geerd Hamer, is put to sleep off Cavallo/Corsica on Prince V's boat Mapagia. E. of Savoy. The agony lasted almost four months.
  • 12/07/1978: Dirk dies in the arms of his father in the Surgical University Hospital Heidelberg. Dr Hamer: "The darkest day in my life. ... As I know today, I suffered a loss conflict with testicular cancer back then".
  • 1979: Dr. Hamer lies down seriously ill after 2 operations. According to conventional medicine, there is less than 1% chance of survival after peritoneal TB. At this time he receives a visit from Mr. Pütz Siedel (editor-in-chief Bunte) on behalf of the Savoy family to obtain Dr. Hamer's waiver of his joint plaintiff status. Otherwise he and his family are threatened with being expelled from Rome, his reputation completely destroyed, financially ruined and if necessary he is killed. Dr Hamers refuses.

Break-in into the apartment of the Hamer family in Weiterstadt: almost all private documents were robbed. It was obvious that incriminating material was to be found here with which the Hamer family could be blackmailed. The burglars had a business card of the lawyer Gaub, German lawyer of the family of the Prince of Savoy and close friend of Franz Josef Strauß.

Dr. Hamer's patents are being blocked..

The family is brutally evicted from their apartment in Rome by police.