Albrecht Von Vandenberg was born in Leipzig, Germany in 1908 to a wealthy industrialist and his wife, an opera Diva. Determined at a young age to be of particularly high intellect, young Albrecht’s education was accelerated beyond the norms for the early 20th century. An insatiable curiosity and thirst for knowledge drove him even before his teens.
Upon graduation from secondary school, he entered the University at Munich to study both Ancient History and Biology, two of his passions. It was here that he began to cement his future. In studying his subjects voraciously and in meeting with several other students and professors, Von Vandenberg began to study in earnest the origins and apparent superiority of the Nordic people. Scientific data was found in abundance on the subject, and many of his professors were adherents to these theories. There of course would soon evolve into the Aryan Supremacy theories. Von Vandenberg wrote several papers on the subject, studying further and deeper than many of his contemporaries had in the past. It was also at this time, that Von Vandenberg was introduced to the National Socialist Party, which espoused many of his own beliefs.
Von Vandenberg continued with his work after his graduation and subsequent doctorate studies. In 1935, catching the eye of a particular professor with contacts in both politics and the occult, Von Vandenberg was invited to join the Ahnenerbe, the Nazi German think tank that promoted itself as a "study society for Intellectual Ancient History." This group was founded and headed by Heinrich Himmler, one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany as well as one of the persons who would be most directly responsible for the Holocaust. In Himmler, Von Vandenberg found a mentor. In Von Vandenberg, Himmler found an enthusiastic intellect rarely seen in young Germans his age, who were as of late only interested in the more militaristic aspects of the Party.
Before long, the Ahnenerbe had become not only the vehicle to propagate Hitler’s “scientific” evidence of Aryan supremacy, but became the unofficial unit responsible for many expeditions and missions to recover various items of occult interest. Von Vandenberg, who had exhibited considerable aptitude in research as well as his established thirst for knowledge, was assigned to the majority of these expeditions. From the North Pole to the Cape of Good Hope, the Nazis searched high and low for relics and other items of occult import. Even amongst the general leadership of the party these expeditions were “in the name of science.” Amongst Hitler’s inner circle, however, the intentions of the Ahnenerbe were far more sinister and led to one inevitable goal: total world domination.During one such expedition, Von Vandenberg and a group of researchers unearthed a tomb in central Asia, searching for an ancient Hindu artifact. What they actually found was Von Vandenberg’s first Vampire.