“Es ist nicht wichtig, ob der Mensch vom Affen abstammt; viel wichtiger ist, daß er nicht…

“Es ist nicht wichtig, ob der Mensch vom Affen abstammt; viel wichtiger ist, daß er nicht wieder dorthin zurückkehrt.”

Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883), deutscher Komponist

“In der DDR hat man von mir eine Weltanschauung verlangt, ohne dass ich die Welt anschauen durfte.”

“In der DDR hat man von mir eine Weltanschauung verlangt, ohne dass ich die Welt anschauen durfte.”

Manfred Krug (1937-2016) was a German actor, singer & author. Born in Duisburg/West Germany, he moved to East Germany (DDR) at age 13. By the late 1950s he had had several film roles; in 1976 the DDR government forbade him to work as an actor and singer because he participated in protests against the expulsion and stripping of DDR citizenship of Wolf Biermann. Krug requested to leave the DDR. As soon as he got the approval, he left for Schöneberg in West Berlin. He soon got new roles as an actor but very rarely sang in public for a long time. In 1978, he appeared as a male lead in the action-drama tv series “Auf Achse”, and continued the show until it ended in 1995. He also starred in the popular “Tatort” tv crime series, and other shows. He died on 21 Oct 2016 in (now reunited) Berlin.

Ich wollte etwas Neues lernen! That’s why I decided to learn German.

Beholding your Tumblr name, it makes perfect sense. 😄Reminds me of a quote by your fellow American Mark Twain, about eternity and learning German. It’s in the quotes tag. http://willkommen-in-germany.tumblr.com/search/quotes