Comments are closed.
Commenting on this item is available only to members of the site. You can sign in here or create an account here.
I think Erwin Rommel a pretty good German. He was Field Marshall in North Africa during WWII and widely feared/respected by his American and British adversaries largely because of his extraordinary tactical skills. He was also implicated in a plot to kill Hitler. I believe the fellow was forced to take a cyanide pill. Churchill acknowledged him in a speech to Parliament.
So, yeah I'd call the "Desert Fox" a favorite German
No love for Nietzsche?
Thankful nobody said Rosa Luxembourg.
Also: Anne Frank: inspirational figure, totally worthy, but extremely Not German.
(storms off into the distance, yelling to himself...)
In terms of the living ones, Herzog. The man, the myth the legend.
[Her] "I der know. I don't know. I don't
And yeah, @12 is right: Buxtehude, Bach, Handel, Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, basically most of the great music of the west. We have to pick a favorite?
Alive today? Julius Adler and Christiane Nusslein-Volhard.
Not that being born Dutch would have helped much; the Dutch were piss-poor at protecting even their native Jews.
John Curley's favorite German is Joan von Goth, although I believe the douchetard mean Johann von Goethe! (Effing twit!)