BiographyBraunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany
Composer and pianist, famed for his song "Lili Marleen". He was educated in music theory at Cologne and Munich, then was a theatrical music director in Heidelberg. In 1938, he set to music a poem, written by Hans Leip, about a soldier's sweetheart who waited for him in the lamplight, but it was not a success, selling only a few hundred copies. Read more... singing the German version. After the war, Schultze found himself discredited for his work in German films, and took work as a gardener, later apologizing for supporting the Nazi regime.