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Ode To Pay: Germans Say Friedrich Schiller Must Pay

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.

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Posted: 2nd, October 2008 | In: Strange But True | Comments (7)