ROMMEL, Kurt. b. Kirchheim unter Teck, 20 December 1926: d. Bad Cannstatt, Stuttgart, 5 March 2011. On taking the abitur and leaving school, the young Rommel was conscripted into the army. Taken prisoner, he spent time in a French prisoner-of-war camp near Montpellier, taking the opportunity to study at the University on day release. Returning to Germany, he studied at Tübingen and Heidelberg. In 1954 he became a priest at Friedrichshafen on the Bodensee (Lake Constance), followed by Bad Cannstatt, a suburb of Stuttgart, and Schwenningen am Neckar (Villingen-Schwenningen). He specialized in youth work, and at Bad Cannstatt he became ‘Jugendpfarrer’.
He published more than 100 books, many...
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