Hall of Fame

This page records individual contributions and services to German-language literature and culture.

322nd Rifle Division of the Soviet Union, liberators of Auschwitz concentration camp, January 1945

Pina Bausch, dancer and choreographer (1940-2009)

Ruth Berghaus, choreographer and theatre director (1927-1996)
 
Jethro Bithell, scholar (1878-1962) [institutional subscription required]

Mary Burchell, righteous among the nations (1904-1986)

Ernst Busch, singer and actor (1900-1980)

Eliza Marian (Elsie) Butler, scholar (1885-1959)

Martin Chalmers, translator (1948-2014)

Ralf Dahrendorf, sociologist (1929-2009)

Paul Dessau, composer (1894-1979)

Marlene Dietrich, actress and singer (1901-1992)

Hanns Eisler, composer (1898-1962)

Max Ernst, artist (1891-1976)

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, film director (1945-1982)
 
Leonard William Forster, scholar (1913-1997)

Anne Frank, diarist and writer (1929-1945)

Valeska Gert, dancer (1892-1978)

Jane Haining, righteous among the nations (1897-1944)

Michael Hamburger, poet and translator (1924-2007)

John Heartfield, photomonteur (1891-1968)

Erich Heller, scholar (1911-1990)

Wieland Herzfelde, publisher (1896-1988)

Hannah Höch, photomonteur (1889-1978)

Hilde Holger, dancer (1905-2001)

R. J. Hollingdale, translator (1930-2001)

Charlotte Jolles, scholar (1909-2003)

Wassily Kandinsky, artist (1886-1944)

Paul Klee, artist (1879-1940)

Helmut Koenigsberger, historian (1918-2014)

Eva Kolinsky, scholar (1940-2005)

Käthe Kollwitz, artist (1867-1945)

Fritz Lang, film director (1890-1976)

Lotte Lenya, singer and actress (1898-1981)

Helen Tracy Lowe-Porter, translator (1876/77-1963)

Timothy McFarland, scholar (d. 2013)
 
Christopher Middleton, poet and translator (1926-2015)

Paula Modersohn-Becker, artist (1876-1907)

Wolfgang Mommsen, historian (1930-2004)

Ulrich Mühe, actor (1953-2007)

Gabriele Münter, artist (1877-1962)

Edwin Muir, poet and translator (1887-1959)

Willa Muir, novelist and translator (1890-1970)

Malcolm Pasley, scholar (1926-2004)

Siegbert Prawer, scholar (1925-2012)

Marcel Reich-Ranicki, critic (1920-2013)

John George Robertson, scholar (1867-1933)

Ekkehard Schall, actor (1930-2005)

Christoph Schlingensief, film director (1960-2010)

Hans Scholl, anti-war campaigner (1918-1943)

Sophie Scholl, anti-war campaigner (1921-1943)

Oskar Seidlin, scholar (1911-1984)

Edith Simon, artist (1917-2003)

Peter Norman Skrine, scholar (1935-2017)

Germaine de Staël, author (1766-1817)

J. P. Stern, scholar (1920-1991)

Josef von Sternberg, film director (1894-1969)

Peter Suhrkamp, publisher (1891-1959)

Siegfried Unseld, publisher (1924-2002)

Anthony Vivis, translator (1943-2013)

Hans-Ulrich Wehler, historian (1931-2014)

Helene Weigel, actress and theatre director (1970-1971)

Kurt Weill, composer (1900-1950)

Manfred Wekwerth, theatre director (1929-2014)

John James White, scholar (d. 2015)

Simon Wiesenthal, Nazi hunter (1908-2005)

Mary Wigman, dancer and choreographer (1886-1973)

John Willett, translator and journalist (1917-2002)
 
Leonard Ashby Willoughby, scholar (1885-1977) [institutional subscription required]

Elizabeth Mary Wilkinson, scholar (d. 2001) [institutional subscription required]

Nicholas Winton, righteous among the nations (1909-2015)

Peter Zadek, theatre director (1926-2009)