Ernst Jünger (1895-1998)

Death: 17th February 1998
Location: Wilflingen Cemetery, Wilflingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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German writer who is best known for In Stahlgewittern / Storm of Steel (1920), an account of his experience during World War I. During World War I he served with distinction in the Imperial German Army on the Western Front. He was wounded seven times during his war service. In the first week of January 1917 he was awarded the Iron Cross First Class and in September 1918 was awarded Prussia's highest military decoration of that time, the Pour le Mérite.
He served in World War II as an army captain. Assigned to an administrative position in Paris, he socialized with prominent artists of the day such as Picasso and Jean Cocteau. His early time in France is described in his diary Gärten und Straßen / Gardens and Streets (1942). 
After the war, Jünger was initially under some suspicion for his nationalist past, and he was banned from publishing in Germany for four years by the British occupying forces. His public image rehabilitated by the 1950s, he went on to be regarded as a towering figure of West German literature.