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Ode To Pay: Germans Say Friedrich Schiller Must Pay

by | 2nd, October 2008

DEAR Friedrich Schiller, though you have been dead for more than 200 years, and never watched television, we remind you that you should pay your TV and radio licence fee.

Das ist alles.

Schiller is, of course, the writer of Ode To Joy (An die Freude) , on which the anthem of the European Union is based. He is also a non-payer of the German licence fee, and the German fee collection agency, GEZ, says he must pay.

The demand was sent to Mr Friedrich Schiller, care of a primary school bearing his name, the Friedrich Schiller Primary School

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