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1. Siegen – Siegen is a city in Germany, in the south Westphalian part of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is located in the district of Siegen-Wittgenstein in the Arnsberg region, the university town is the district seat, and is ranked as a higher centre in the South Westphalian urban agglomeration. In 1975, in the process of reforms and amalgamations, Siegens population exceeded the 100,000 mark. The city of Siegen lies in the basin of the reaches of the river Sieg. From there, lateral valleys branch off in many directions, the heights of the surrounding mountains, wherever they are not actually settled, are covered in coppice. To the north lies the Sauerland, to the northwest the Rothaargebirge, the nearest cities to Siegen, taking into account average travelling distances, are Hagen to the north, Frankfurt am Main to the southeast, Koblenz to the southwest and Cologne to the west. As the crow flies the distances to places are, however,65 km,95 km,65 km and 75 km. The city lies on the German-Dutch holiday road called the Orange Route, joining towns, cities, the citys total land area is roughly 115 km2. Its greatest east-west span is about 12 km, and its greatest north-south span is about 12 km, city limits are 48 km long. Siegen lies at an elevation of 290 m above sea level. The citys greatest elevation is the peak of the Pfannenberg at 499 m above sea level at southern city limits, Siegens lowest point is 215 m above sea level at Niederschelden at southwestern city limits, which there also forms the state boundary with Rhineland-Palatinate. Roughly 60% of the land is wooded, making Siegen one of Germanys greenest cities. The city area is divided into six zones, called Bezirke in German and comparable to boroughs in some cities, the borough boards decide on matters particular to their respective boroughs. These matters are laid down in Siegens city charter and they are called Quartiere, which can be rendered as quarters or neighbourhoods. Examples of these include the Unterstadt, the Oberstadt, Hammerhütte, Lindenberg, Charlottental, Haardter Berg, some neighbourhoods even straddle community boundaries, like Sieghütte, parts of which can be found in both Siegen-Mitte and Weidenau. Moreover, some even overlap each other. Unlike the boroughs or communities, the Quartiere have no statistical or administrative importance, many of the Hüttentalstraße city Autobahns exits are also named after the Quartiere that they serve. The communities of Eiserfeld, Eisern, Gosenbach, Niederschelden and Oberschelden formed the town of Eiserfeld between those two datesSiegen – Upper town
2. Ernst Achenbach – Achenbach was a member of the Nazi Party prior to 1945 and served in the German Embassy in Paris during World War II, where he was responsible for rounding up 2,000 Jews as hostages. Achenbach, a Protestant by faith, attended High School in Gelsenkirchen, subsequently, he studied law in Paris, Berlin, Hamburg and Bonn. He became a member of the Nazi party in 1937. Achenbach began Foreign Service in 1939 served at the German Embassy in Paris, during the German occupation of France, he was from June 1940 to May 1943, Head of the Political Department of the Embassy, and a close collaborator of the German Ambassador Otto Abetz. Within that framework, Achenbach was also responsible for the implementation of the deportation of the Jews, in 1944/45 he was a soldier and after the war he led American investigators to believe that the German Embassy in France had been a stronghold of the conspiracy against Hitler. From 1946, Achenbach worked as a lawyer in Essen, in the early 1950s, Achenbach advocated for the amnesty of the German war criminals. These activities led to a scandal in 1970 when he failed to make it as a Commissioner in the European Economic Community because of public pressure. In 1974, Achenbachs involvement in the Holocaust became public knowledge, after the war, Achenbach joined the Free Democratic Party, and served as a foreign affairs spokesman until April 1953. Within the FDP in North Rhine-Westphalia, he was considered the hand of the State Chairman Friedrich Middelhauve and was responsible for fundraising from industry donations. He was assisted by his contacts from his time as CEO of the Foundation Adolf Hitler Fund, including Hugo Stinnes, Jr. Heinz Wilke, Wolfgang Diewerge, etc. all of whom were former Nazis. From 1953 to 1959 he was Chairman of the FDP Ruhr District Association and he also belonged for several years to the Landtag of the North Rhine-Westphalia. From 1957 to 1976 he was a member of the Bundestag and from December 7,1971 to 1972, throughout much of the 1960s and 1970s he was involved in foreign policy and defense. From 1969 to 1974 for instance he was Chairman of the Committee on Relations with African Countries and Madagascar, and then until 1976, order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany Tauber, Kurt. Beyond Eagle and Swastika, German Nationalism Since 1945, ernst Achenbach in the German National Library catalogueErnst Achenbach – Ernst Achenbach
3. Adolf Busch – Adolf Georg Wilhelm Busch was a German-Swiss violinist, conductor, and composer. Busch was born in Siegen in Westphalia and he studied at the Cologne Conservatory with Willy Hess and Bram Eldering. His composition teacher was Fritz Steinbach but he learned much from his future father-in-law Hugo Grüters in Bonn. In 1912, Busch founded the Vienna Konzertverein Quartet, consisting of the principals from the Konzertverein orchestra, after World War I, he founded the Busch Quartet, which from the 1920–21 season included Gösta Andreasson, violin, Karl Doktor, viola, and Paul Grümmer, cello. The quartet was in existence with varying personnel until 1951, the additional member of the circle was Rudolf Serkin, who became Buschs duo partner at 18 and eventually married Buschs daughter, Irene,1935 in Basel. The Busch Quartet and Serkin became the nucleus of the Busch Chamber Players, founded in Basel, in 1927, with the rise of Adolf Hitler, Busch decided he could not in good conscience stay in Germany, so he emigrated to Basel, Switzerland. Busch was not Jewish and was popular in Germany, but firmly opposed Nazism from the beginning, on 1 April 1933, he repudiated Germany altogether and in 1938, he boycotted Italy. As the Nazis tried to convince him to return to Germany, he declared that he would return with joy on the day that Hitler, in 1935, he became a Swiss citizen of Riehen, Basel. On the outbreak of World War II, Busch emigrated from Basel to the United States in 1939, there, he was one of the founders with Rudolf Serkin of the Marlboro Music School and Festival. The Busch Quartet was particularly admired for its interpretations of Brahms, Schubert and it made a series of recordings in the 1930s that included many of these composers works for string quartet. In 1941, it set down three Beethoven quartets that it had not previously recorded, including Opus 130, the Busch Quartet never recorded the Grosse Fuge, Opus 133, an arrangement was recorded by the Busch Chamber Players, with Busch leading from the first violin desk. Busch was a great soloist, as well as a chamber musician and he had a highly individual tone and great technique. Among his students were Stefi Geyer, Erica Morini and Yehudi Menuhin, as a composer, Busch was influenced by Max Reger. He was among the first to compose a Concerto for Orchestra, a number of his compositions have been recorded, including the Violin Concerto, String Sextet, Quintet for Saxophone and String Quartet, and several large scale works for organ. Regarding the latter, Busch once remarked that if he could come back after his death he would like to return as an organist. Works by or about Adolf Busch at Internet Archive www. angel. org/busch/background. htm Free scores by Adolf Busch at the International Music Score Library ProjectAdolf Busch – Adolf Busch, his wife and daughter, with Arturo Toscanini (in hat)
4. Fritz Busch – Fritz Busch was a German conductor. Busch was born on March 13,1890 in Siegen, Province of Westphalia, the son of a former itinerant musician. His brothers were also musicians, the violinist Adolf Busch and the cellist Hermann Busch and he attended the Cologne Conservatory in 1906 where he studied conducting with Fritz Steinbach. He served as conductor at Deutsches Theater, Riga in 1909, Busch was hired as the music director by the city of Aachen in 1912, and worked there until the beginning of World War I, when he enlisted. At the end of the war, he returned to Aachen where he conducted the Aachen Municipal Opera, however six weeks later, he was appointed music director of the Stuttgart Opera. There he became known for his efforts to increase the breadth of the repertoire including featuring new composers, such as Paul Hindemith and his performances, including modern stagings and set designs by Adolphe Appia for Richard Wagners Ring Cycle operas, led to his increasing renown. In 1922 he was appointed the director of the Dresden State Opera. During his tenure of 11 years he kept the opera at the highest level, combining innovative, provocative stagings, with prominent artists engaged to design costumes and he premiered works by Richard Strauss, Ferruccio Busoni, Hindemith, and Kurt Weill. In 1924 he made his appearance at the Bayreuth Festival conducting Die Meistersinger. Upon arrival, he decided to attend a rehearsal that was in progress. His 1932 Salzburg Festival production of Mozarts Die Entführung aus dem Serail, five weeks after Hitler came to power in 1933, Busch was removed from his post at the Dresden State Opera in a politically motivated dismissal. The March 1933 dismissal was humiliating, Nazis in the front rows shouted Out with Busch at the beginning a performance of Rigoletto, leading to his replacement as conductor by Kurt Striegler. The Nazis charged that despite his high salary, Busch had taken frequent leaves from the opera to take up guest conducting jobs elsewhere, not himself Jewish, he counted many Jews among his friends and was opposed to dictatorship. He went on to several tours of South America before becoming the music director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera in England in 1934. He remained at Glyndebourne until the outbreak of World War II in 1939 and he focused on work at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires (1934–36 and and at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and from 1934 at the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. He conducted the Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra from 1937 until 40, despite assistance from the German writer Thomas Mann, he was unsuccessful in getting Swiss citizenship, but in 1936 succeeded in obtaining Argentinian papers. He also conducted at the Met in New York from 1945 to 1949, post-war he also returned to work in Copenhagen and Stockholm. He was a National Patron of Delta Omicron, a professional music fraternityFritz Busch – Fritz Busch.
5. Hermann Giesler – Hermann Giesler was a German architect during the Nazi era, one of the two architects most favoured and rewarded by Adolf Hitler. Hermann Giesler completed his study at the Academy for Applied Arts in Munich. Starting from 1930 he worked as an independent architect, in 1933 he became master of building of districts in Sonthofen and 1937, became a professor. Up to 1938 he designed the Ordensburg in Sonthofen, planned Gau Forums in Weimar and Augsburg, in addition, he was commissioned to build Hitlers house in Munich. In 1938 he was ordered by Hitler to the General Building Inspector for the reorganization of the city of Munich, later he became also a director in the Organisation Todt, then one of the directors of the Group of Works of VI. Starting in 1941, after fellow architect Roderich Fick fell out of political favour, beginning from 1942 he worked on plans and a large model for the Danube Development of the Banks. In August 1943, Giesler became a member of the Reichstag, starting from 1944, he also worked on designs for the cultural center, which Hitler regarded with particular interest. Concentration camp prisoners built weapons in the underground factories, throughout the war, Giesler and Speer had several heated arguments about architectural styles. In September 1944 Giesler was named one of the Reichs most important artists in the Gottbegnadeten list, in 1945, Giesler was initially arrested by the U. S. military and interned as a Nazi, and charged in 1946. In 1947, he was indicted by a U. S. military court for war crimes in the concentration camp Mühldorf, Hermann Giesler was sentenced to life imprisonment, but on May 6,1948, his sentence —25 years in prison — was reduced. On July 7,1951, it was lowered to twelve years, Giesler was freed on Oct.18,1952. He settled in Düsseldorf, where he worked in 1953 as an independent architect, Giesler published his autobiographical writings, which appeared both in right-wing publishers, as a commitment to Nazism and Adolf Hitler. Giesler wrote Ein anderer Hitler, a memoir about his relationship with the dictator. Druffel Verlag, Leoni on the Starnberger Lake 1978 ISBN 3-8061-0822-6, heater & Halifa, Essen 1988 ISBN 3-926650-19-2 Michael Früchtel, The architect Hermann Giesler. Edition of Altavilla, Tübingen 2008, ISBN 978-3-938671-04-7, hartmut Happel, Allgäuer Ordensburg in Sonthofen. Obsession with arms and human suffering, home Federal, Mühldorf am Inn 1999, ISBN 3-930033-17-8. Ulrich Friedrich Obed, Siegerland and Wittgenstein in Nazi Germany, a guide to the regional history. History workshop, WINS2001, ISBN 3-928347-01-2 Special volume 2001), edith RAIM, The Dachau concentration camp outside commands Kaufering and MühldorfHermann Giesler – Hermann Giesler (1938).
6. Paul Giesler – Paul Giesler was a member of the Nazi Party, from 1941 Gauleiter of Westphalia-South and as of 1942 also acting Gauleiter of the Gau Munich-Upper Bavaria. He was from 2 November 1942 to 28 April 1945 the Premier of Bavaria, the trained architect was from 1924 a Party speaker, an SA leader, and NSDAP district leader. During the Night of the Long Knives he only narrowly missed being arrested and murdered and he served in the Poland and France campaigns. After Ludwig Sieberts death on 1 November 1942, he was appointed acting Ministerpräsident of Bavaria. As the war continued, he took up more and more ministerial posts, in Munich, Giesler was known for speaking out against higher education for women, provoking student walk-outs of his speeches. He was also known for the capture and defeat of the White Rose student resistance movement, in April 1945, he was appointed Reich Defence Commissar-South and with help from SS units brutally quelled the Freedom Action Bavaria uprising under Captain Dr. Rupprecht Gerngroß in Munich. Reflecting Gieslers fanatically loyal Nazi outlook he was named Reich Minister for the Interior in Adolf Hitlers will of 29 April 1945, if this couldnt be done, then Giesler, in his capacity as Reich Defense Commissar, would order the Luftwaffe to bomb the camp. Eberstein refused to order the shooting of the prisoners and stated that it would be impossible to find any Luftwaffe commander to give the order to bomb. Giesler then said he would poison the prisoners, Eberstein claimed he stopped Giesler by obtaining an order from Himmler to simply surrender the camps, Giesler then fired Eberstein on 20 April, on orders of Martin Bormann, for defeatism. When it was reported to Giesler that three people had been shot in another incident in Burghausen he retorted What, only three. On 8 May 1945, the day that the Nazi capitulated to the Allies, Giesler and his wife committed suicide, fearing capture by American troops as they fled Berchtesgaden. A local doctor practicing in Stanggass at that time, Dr. Gottschalk, certified Gieslers death on 8 May 1945 and his remains were later disinterred and reburied elsewhere. Giesler was a follower of Hitler, who ruled with ruthless efficiency. International Military Tribunal, Trial of the Major War Criminals, nuremberg Trial Proceedings Volume 20, Day 195. Avalon Project, Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale Law School, also William S. Hein & Co. Inc. The commands, units, and leaders of the General SS, miller, Michael D. and Schulz, Andreas. Gauleiter, The Regional Leaders Of The Nazi Party And Their Deputies, detailed biography of Paul Giesler Town of Siegen, Paul Gieslers life path Hitlers will from 29 April 1945 Picture of Paul Giesler, undated Historisches Lexikon BayernsPaul Giesler – Paul Giesler
7. Heinrich Gontermann – Heinrich Gontermann was a German First World War fighter ace credited with 39 victories during the war. Born in Siegen, Southern Westphalia, on 25 February 1896, Heinrich Gontermann grew into a slender man. He abstained from smoking and was only a social drinker and he was a patriotic, religious introvert. Gontermanns father, an officer, pushed him towards a career in the military. After leaving school, Heinrich enlisted into the 6th Uhlan Cavalry Regiment in Hanau on 14 August 1914, only days after arriving in his regiment, he was sent into action. Gontermann had a reputation for being aloof, but during his time with the Uhlans he displayed leadership abilities and he was slightly wounded in September 1914, and he was promoted to Feldwebel. Early in the spring of 1915, he was given a commission as Leutnant. While he continued to lead his men through 1915 Gontermann applied for a transfer to the newly formed German Army Air Service, but in October 1915 he was transferred to the 80th Fusilier Regiment. He was finally accepted for training, and upon his graduation in early 1916 was posted to Kampfstaffel Tergnier as a reconnaissance pilot flying the Roland C. II. Later that spring he was posted to Field-Abteilung 25 where he flew both as a pilot and as an observer on AGO C. Is, Gontermann applied for aviation training at Jastaschule and a transfer to a fighter unit. He was accepted and on 11 November 1916 joined Jasta 5, three days later, while on his first combat sortie, he shot down his first aircraft, an FE. 2b on patrol over Morval. There was a lull in his scoring until 6 March 1917 and he scored regularly in March, becoming an ace on the 24th by downing a Sopwith 1½ Strutter. He added a second one the following day and it was after this victory that he wrote home, Today I shot down a two-seater. He broke up into dust in the air and it is a horrible job but one must do ones duty. During Bloody April,1917, Gontermann had 12 victories, on the 8th, he achieved his first success as a balloon buster, with all its extraordinary hazards, by downing an observation balloon. He shot down 4 others within the month, including a victory on the 16th. On 26 April 1917, he brought his total to 17 victories. Gontermann was also promoted to Staffelführer of Prussian Jagdstaffel 15 four days later and he replaced Max Reinhold, who was killed in actionHeinrich Gontermann – Heinrich Gontermann
8. Henry III of Nassau-Breda – Count Henry III of Nassau-Dillenburg-Dietz, Lord of Breda, Lord of the Lek, of Dietz, etc. was a count of the House of Nassau. He was the son of Count John V of Nassau-Dillenburg and Elisabeth of Hesse-Marburg and his younger brother was William I, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg. In 1499 Henrys uncle, count Engelbert II, invited Henry to the Burgundian Netherlands as his heir and he travelled with Philip the Handsome to Castile in 1501-1503. Upon the death of his uncle in 1504 Henry inherited the Nassau possessions in the Netherlands, the next year he was chosen a knight of the Golden Fleece. He again travelled to Spain in 1505-1506 and he became a close confidant of the young Charles V as well as his Chamberlain, becoming his Upper Chamberlain upon the death of William of Croÿ-Chièvres in 1521. The good relation between Charles and Henry is evident in the fact that Charles did not name a new Upper Chamberlain after Henrys death, in 1519 he was part of the delegation that had Charles chosen king of the Romans. He was also present at Charles coronation to Emperor in Bologna in 1530. He was a member of the Privy Council of Charles since 1515 and he temporarily served as Stadtholder of the conquered parts of Guelders and was Stadtholder of Holland and Zeeland between 1515 and 1521. Henry was again in Spain between 1522 and 1530 and in 1533-1534, Henry served as an important military commander in the Netherlands, defending Brabant from Guelders in 1508. He was Captain General in the war with Guelders between 1511 and 1513, and fought with Maximilian of Austria against France until 1514, participating in the battle of Guinegate and he also repelled Francis I of France, who invaded Hainaut that same year. Although Henry, who attended the Diet of Augsburg in 1530, was at first not averse to Martin Luther and his teachings, he later followed Charles example and remained a staunch Catholic. He didnt approve of the choice of his brother William, who did become a Lutheran and he was very impressed with the Renaissance and especially its arts, examples of which he encountered on his journeys to Spain and Italy. However, his interests seem to have been superficial, desiderius Erasmus only considered him a platonic friend of science. Henry married three times, On 3 August 1503 Henry III married firstly Louise-Françoise of Savoy, in May 1515 Henry III married secondly Claudia of Châlon. They had one son, René of Châlon, who became prince of Orange in 1530 on the death of Claudias brother Philibert, on 26 June 1524 Henry III married thirdly Mencia de Mendoza y Fonseca. They had one son, born in March 1527, who lived only a few hours, Henry had no further legitimate children, although he is known to have had some illegitimate offspring. His third marriage to Mencia de Mendoza y Fonseca was mainly encouraged by Charles V, as part of his plan to make the nobility of Spain, Henry was however never really liked by the Spaniards, who regarded him as a loud and barbarian German parvenu. Upon his death in 1538 he was succeeded by his only son, Henry lies buried beneath the grave monument he had erected for his uncle Engelbert in the Grote kerk at BredaHenry III of Nassau-Breda – Henry III by Jan Gossaert
9. Navid Kermani – Navid Kermani is a German writer and Orientalist scholar of Islam. He is the author of novels as well as books and essays on Islam. He has won prizes for his literary and academic work. Navid Kermani was born the son of Iranian parents in Siegen. He began his career at age 15 as a local reporter for the Westfälische Rundschau. As a student he published in German national newspapers, from 1996 to 2000 he was a contributor to the feuilleton section of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. He studied philosophy, Oriental studies and drama in Cologne, Cairo and his doctoral thesis has been published in English translation as God Is Beautiful, The Aesthetic Experience of the Quran. He regularly publishes articles, literary reviews and travelogues, especially in Süddeutsche Zeitung, Die Zeit, Kermani holds German and Iranian citizenship. He is married to the Islam scholar Katajun Amirpur and has two children, offenbarung als Kommunikation, Das Konzept wahy in Nasr Hamid Abu Zaids Mafhum an-nass, Frankfurt et al. Gott ist schön, Das ästhetische Erleben des Koran, Munich 1999, Nasr Hamid Abu Zaid, Ein Leben mit dem Islam, Freiburg 1999, Herder. Iran, Die Revolution der Kinder, Munich 2000, C. H. Beck, dynamit des Geistes, Martyrium, Islam und Nihilismus, Göttingen 2002, Wallstein. Das Buch der von Neil Young Getöteten, Zurich 2002, Ammann, Cologne 2004, schöner Neuer Orient, Berichte von Städten und Kriegen, Munich 2003, C. H. Beck, Munich 2007, dtv. Toleranz, Drei Lesarten zu Lessings Märchen vom Ring im Jahre 2003, Göttingen 2003, Der Schrecken Gottes Munich 2005, C. H. Beck. Strategie der Eskalation, Der Nahe Osten und die Politik des Westens, Göttingen 2005, ayda, Bär und Hase, Vienna 2006, Picus. Mehdi Bazargan, Der Koran und die Christen, edited by Navid Kermani, Munich 2006, deutschland und seine Muslime, Munich 2009, C. H. Beck. Ausnahmezustände, Reisen in eine beunruhigte Welt, Munich 2013, C. H. Beck, zwischen Koran und Kafka, West-östliche Erkundungen, Munich 2014, C. H. Beck. Ungläubiges Staunen, Über das Christentum, Munich 2015, C. H. Beck, the Terror of God, Cambridge 2011, Polity. God Is Beautiful, The Aesthetic Experience of the Quran, Cambridge 2014, between Quran and Kafka, West-Eastern Inquiries, Cambridge 2016, PolityNavid Kermani – Navid Kermani
10. Bernward Koch – Bernward Koch is a German composer, pianist and keyboardist. Additionally, he plays percussion, bass, and guitar and his music mainly evokes a soothing and calming style, with a clearly recognizable melody from the piano, enriched with keyboards, flute, guitar and percussion. His first release, 1989s Flowing, was successful, especially in the United States, and his tracks contributed to several US-Aids-benefit compilations among others together with Sting, Bonnie Raitt, Al Jarreau, Ottmar Liebert, Dave Grusin, Dave Stewart. The Bernward Koch album Montagnola was recorded only on a piano and is dedicated to the German writer Hermann HesseBernward Koch – Bernward Koch
11. Heinrich Kreutz – The group is now known as the Kreutz Sungrazers, and has produced some of the brightest comets ever seen. Kreutz was born in Siegen in 1854, and obtained his PhD at the University of Bonn in 1880 on the orbit of comet C/1861 J1, in 1882 he moved to Kiel, working at the observatory and university there. In 1896 he became the editor of the Astronomische Nachrichten, the leading journal of the time. Obituary -1907, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, v.19, p.248 Biography from SEDSHeinrich Kreutz – References 
12. Florian Kringe – Florian Kringe is a retired German footballer who last played for 2. Bundesliga club FC St. Pauli as a midfielder, Kringe started his career with TSV Weißtal and Sportfreunde Siegen. From 1994 to 2002 he played for Borussia Dortmund at various levels, FC Köln on loan for two years. In 2004, he rejoined his parent club and has become a regular in the first team for a few years, on 31 August 2009, he joined Hertha BSC on a one-year loan, before returning to BVB again. He left Borussia Dortmund at the end of the 2011–12 season, Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga, 2001–02, 2010–11, 2011–12 DFB-Pokal, 2011–12 UEFA Cup Runners Up,2002 Florian Kringe at FussballdatenFlorian Kringe – Kringe with St. Pauli in 2013.
13. Friedrich Middelhauve – Friedrich Middelhauve was a German publisher and politician of the Free Democratic Party. In 1921 he obtained a Doctorate at the University of Cologne in engineering, however he first became an independent bookseller in Leverkusen and opted for a career as a publisher in 1922. Middelhauve was the founder and owner of the Opladen company in 1922 who first published the works of Heinrich Böll, westdeutschen Verlag which Middelhauve also founded became one of the leading social science publishers in Germany. He was married to Bertha Middelhauve and had three children, Dr. Friedrich Middelhauve, Jr. Gertraud Middelhauve and Mechthild Ruf, during the Weimar Republic, Middelhauve was in the member of German State Party. During the Nazism era he was not politically active, in 1945 he became affiliated with the FDP and an associate of Franz Blücher, Hermann Hopker-Aschoff and Erich Mende, notable leadership figures in the Rhineland. In 1946/47 he was a city councilor in Leverkusen, from 1947 until 1956 he worked as a successor to Gustav Altenhain as State chairman for North Rhine-Westphalia. From 1952 to 1956 he served as the Deputy and from 27 July 1954 until 1956 was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Transport in North Rhine-Westphalia. From 1946 to 1958 he was a member of the diet of North Rhine-Westphalia and from 1949 until 17 October 1950 and 1953 until 10 September 1954 and he did however remain a party member of the FDP until his death in 1966. He died in Bad Mergentheim on 14 July 1966 and was buried at the Birch Mountain Cemetery, karl Hax, Friedrich Middelhauve zum Gedächtnis in ZfbF1966, S. 613-615 Leverkusen pageFriedrich Middelhauve – Middelhauve in the 1950s.
14. Sabrina Mockenhaupt – Sabrina Mockenhaupt is a German long-distance runner who specialises in track events and the marathon. She is a winner of the Cologne Marathon and has also won the Frankfurt Marathon. She represented Germany at the 2004,2008 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Olympics and was the 3000 metres bronze medallist at the 2005 European Indoor Championships and she has a marathon best of 2,26,21, set at the 2010 Berlin Marathon. One of her first international medals was a medal in the 10,000 metres at the 2001 European Athletics U23 Championships. In 2002 she finished eighth in 3000 metres at the 2002 European Indoor Championships, tenth in 10,000 metres at the 2002 European Championships and seventh in 5000 metres at the 2002 World Cup. In 2004 she finished seventh in 3000 m at the 2004 World Indoor Championships, at the 2006 European Championships she finished sixth in the 5000 m and eighth in the 10,000 m. Toward the end of the season she competed at the 2006 World Cup and she finished fourth in 3000 metres at the 2007 European Indoor Championships. In October 2007 she made her debut at the Cologne Marathon and won the race with a time of 2,29,33. Mockenhaupt won and qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, at the Olympic Games she finished thirteenth in the 10,000 metres, in a new personal best time of 31,14.21 minutes. She won the Frankfurt Marathon in October 2008 with a personal best run of 2,26,22, a return to the Cologne event in 2009 brought her a second victory at the competition. She won the 2009 Berlin Half Marathon by timing 1,08,45 and she followed this up with a victory in the national championships in the 10000 metres, recording a time of 31,27.56 minutes. She returned to the Berlin Half Marathon the following year but finished in place with a time of 1,09,57. Mockenhaupt said that her military training with the Bundeswehr had left her tired. She came second behind Inês Monteiro at the European Cup 10000m in Marseille in June and she entered the 10,000 m at the 2010 European Athletics Championships and finished in sixth place. She reached the podium in Vienna in May at the Austrian Womens Run, taking third behind Ana Dulce Félix and that June she came third at the European Cup 10000m. She competed at the 2011 Frankfurt Marathon and her time of 2,28,08 hours was enough to make the top ten. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she finished 17th in the womens 10000 metres and she won the 2013 European Cup 10000m with a time of 32,13.64, more than 30 seconds in front of the runner-up, Christelle Daunay from France. She has represented the club LG Sieg, except for 2006 through 2010 when she represented the Kölner Verein für MarathonSabrina Mockenhaupt – Sabrina Mockenhaupt in 2010
15. Peter Paul Rubens – Sir Peter Paul Rubens was a Flemish/Netherlandish draughtsman and painter. He is widely considered as the most notable artist of Flemish Baroque art school, the catalogue of his works by Michael Jaffé lists 1,403 pieces, excluding numerous copies made in his workshop. His commissioned works were mostly history paintings, which included religious and mythological subjects and he painted portraits, especially of friends, and self-portraits, and in later life painted several landscapes. Rubens designed tapestries and prints, as well as his own house and he also oversaw the ephemeral decorations of the royal entry into Antwerp by the Cardinal-Infante Ferdinand in 1635. His drawings are mostly extremely forceful but not overly detailed and he also made great use of oil sketches as preparatory studies. For altarpieces he painted on slate to reduce reflection problems. Rubens was born in the city of Siegen to Jan Rubens and he was named in honour of Saint-Peter and Paul, because he was born on their solemnety. His father, a Calvinist, and mother fled Antwerp for Cologne in 1568, after increased religious turmoil and persecution of Protestants during the rule of the Spanish Netherlands by the Duke of Alba. Jan Rubens became the adviser of Anna of Saxony, the second wife of William I of Orange. Following Jan Rubens imprisonment for the affair, Peter Paul Rubens was born in 1577, the family returned to Cologne the next year. In 1589, two years after his fathers death, Rubens moved with his mother Maria Pypelincks to Antwerp, religion figured prominently in much of his work and Rubens later became one of the leading voices of the Catholic Counter-Reformation style of painting. In Antwerp, Rubens received a Renaissance humanist education, studying Latin, by fourteen he began his artistic apprenticeship with Tobias Verhaeght. Subsequently, he studied under two of the leading painters of the time, the late Mannerist artists Adam van Noort. Much of his earliest training involved copying earlier works, such as woodcuts by Hans Holbein the Younger. Rubens completed his education in 1598, at time he entered the Guild of St. Luke as an independent master. In 1600 Rubens travelled to Italy and he stopped first in Venice, where he saw paintings by Titian, Veronese, and Tintoretto, before settling in Mantua at the court of Duke Vincenzo I Gonzaga. The colouring and compositions of Veronese and Tintoretto had an effect on Rubenss painting. With financial support from the Duke, Rubens travelled to Rome by way of Florence in 1601, there, he studied classical Greek and Roman art and copied works of the Italian mastersPeter Paul Rubens – Self-portrait, 1623, Royal Collection
16. Rolf Stommelen – Rolf Johann Stommelen was a racing driver from Siegen, Germany. He participated in 63 Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, achieving one podium and he also participated in several non-Championship Formula One races. Stommelen won the position for the 196924 Hours of Le Mans in a Porsche 917 a year after finishing third in a Porsche 908. In this year, he became the first man to reach speeds exceeding 350 km/h on the Mulsanne Straight in his Porsche 917 LH. In 1970, he made his Formula One debut with Brabham with sponsorship obtained from the German magazine Auto, Motor und Sport and raced both sportscars and Formula 1 throughout the 1970s. After his recovery, Stommelen returned to car racing, winning races for Alfa Romeo. In 1976 Stommelen had the honour to drive the maiden race of the Porsche 936 at the 300 km Nürburgring race, with a black body and without the air-intake, the 936 of this race became known as the black widow. He qualified second, between the factory Renault Alpine A442 of Patrick Depailler and Jean-Pierre Jabouille in first and third, the Renault team was eager to win at Porsches home soil. On race-day in heavy rain, Stommelen managed to overtake the Renault in front right after the start, now in the lead, he rushed towards the Nordkehre, braked and let deliberately room for the Renaults in pursuit to overtake. The Renaults, wanting to back the lead after 2 of 300 km, rushed past Stommelen into the water puddles and crashed into the catch-fences in tandem. This led to the saying On the Nordschleife, you can never brake later than Rolf Stommelen, after the sixth lap, the throttle cable of the 936 stuck in the open position. In 1978 he was given the task by the Porsche factory to drive the Porsche 935 Moby Dick in Martini Colors, due to high fuel-consumption of the engine, Stommelen had to pit too often to battle for the win. The team would not have come so far, if Stommelen had not been constantly seconds faster than his team mates each lap and he also drove Toj SC320 prototype sportscars with some success against the works Alfa team. He was also active in the German GT Championship Deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft, a master at the Nürburgring, he was a constant winner of races held there. In the 1980s he was still a sought after prototype pilot and raced successful on Kremer CK5, Lancia LC1, Stommelen was killed in a crash during an IMSA Camel GT event at Riverside International Raceway on 24 April 1983. He was running a John Fitzpatrick entered Porsche 935 with codriver Derek Bell, Stommelen had just taken over the car from Bell and was running in second place when the rear wing broke due to mechanical failure at 190 mph. The car became uncontrollable, slammed against a wall, somersaultedRolf Stommelen – Rolf Stommelen
17. Moritz Volz – Moritz Volz is a German footballer. Volz generally prefers to play at right-back, although he is comfortable at any position and has played in midfield as well. Volz was born in Siegen, and started his career in his native Germany at FC Schalke 04 before being spotted by Arsenal while playing for the German Youth team and he was offered a contract and joined the Gunners in the summer of 1999. Volz played twice for Arsenal, his coming in a League Cup defeat to Ipswich Town in 2000. His other appearance came in another League Cup defeat to Sunderland two years later, in February 2003, he was loaned out to Wimbledon, where he impressed by scoring on his debut against Brighton and going on to make nine further appearances for the Dons. He returned from loan in the summer of the year before joining Fulham, again on loan. The move was made permanent in January 2004 and his terrace nicknames include 220 Volz, The Electrician, Mr Resistor and The Lightbulb, although by far the most common with Fulham fans is the rather simple Volzy. He is also nicknamed The Hoff due to German stereotype he often refers to on his website. For the match against Aston Villa on Saturday 21 October 2006, he had The Hoffs name written on his boots for good luck, on 20 December 2006, he scored the 15, 000th goal in Premier League history for Fulham against Chelsea. Inevitably, this gave birth to the new nickname 15,000 Volz, by scoring the goal, Volz was able to donate £15,000 to a charity of his choice. He donated the money in three parts to Kick 4 Life, The Princes Trust and Fulham Football Clubs Community charity. Prior scoring the 15, 000th goal in Premier League, Volz signed a contract extension, in July 2008, Volz was awarded PPF Community Champion Award, which associated with The Observer newspaper. On 28 August 2008, he signed for Ipswich Town on a loan deal. He hoped to help Ipswich get promoted to the Premier League, on 1 July 2009, he was released from Fulham at the end of his contract and was praised by the club for his loyal service both on and off the pitch. Volz would send a message to Fulham supporters on the clubs website. He remained at training with the club to regain fitness while he hunted for a new team, on 2 January 2010, Volz got a trial with former club FC Schalke 04. He joined the team at Chiclana de la Frontera for a training camp, Volz joined FC St. Pauli on 15 June 2010, and signed a contract for two years. He made his debut on 5 November 2010 against Schalke and he helped the team qualify for the European Championships in summer 2006Moritz Volz – Volz at Fulham in 2007.
18. Christina Zerbe – Christina Zerbe is a German footballer. FFC Frankfurt, until 2010, and was capped 12 times for the German national team between 2000 and 2003, TSV Aue-Wingeshausen Sportfreunde Birkelbach Sportfreunde Siegen FFC Brauweiler Pulheim 1. FFC Frankfurt SG Bornheim Grün-Weiss Germany U-19 Germany UEFA Womens Champions League Bundesliga DFB-Pokal Zerbe teaches at the Engelbert Humperdinck elementary school, FrankfurtChristina Zerbe – Christina Zerbe