When you begin studying German literature, don’t be surprised if much seems familiar. German writers and philosophers such as the Grimm brothers, Karl Marx, and Friedrich Nietzsche had a huge influence on Western culture. But German literature has a darker side; writers such as Christa Wolf, Günter Grass, and Heinrich Böll respond to the horrors of World War II.

Today’s German culture includes films by Wim Wenders and novels by Turkish emigrés to Germany, such as Emine Sevgi Özdamar. If you study abroad, you will have the chance to experience Germany’s fascinating culture firsthand.

Leaders Who Majored in German

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