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Joachim Fest

Historian and Journalist Joachim Fest

Profession: Historian and Journalist

Nationality:
Germany
German

Why Famous: Best known for his writings on Nazi Germany, Fest is particularly noted for his important biographies of Adolf Hitler and Albert Speer.

Fest himself refused to join the Hitler Youth in his early years.

Born: December 8, 1926
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: September 11, 2006 (aged 79)