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One who admires Germany, its people, and its culture.

Ger·man′o·phile′ adj.


(dʒɜːˈmænəˌfaɪl) or


a person having admiration for or devotion to Germany and the Germans
Germanophilia n


(dʒərˈmæn əˌfaɪl)

a person who favors, admires, or studies Germany, Germans, or German culture.


a person who is especially attracted to or interested in Germany, its people, culture, etc.
See also: Germany


[dʒɜːˈmænəfaɪl] Ngermanófilo/a m/f
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But this chapter also looks at the French zone, where hundreds, accused of germanophilia, were evacuated and put into French prisons.
But by 1946, Germanophilia in Argentina had reached such a fever pitch that a local observer might have thought that Hitler had won the war.
But he combines a lifelong familiarity with Arendt's writings with a commitment to accuracy that enables him to demonstrate again and again how allegations of Arendt's alleged Germanophilia or anti-Semitism are wholly specious.
The narrator repeatedly compares the Baron's Germanophilia to his homosexuality, writing that "il ne pouvait pas plus s'empecher de donner libre cours a sa germanophilie qu'a ses autres penchants" ("he was no more capable of checking the flow of his pro-German feelings than of his other inclinations") (TR 802/TR 162), and that "M.
He saw six "potentially dangerous characteristics" that they had in common: "direct democracy, conspiracy-hunting, Anglophobia, Germanophilia, nationalistic isolationism, anti-elitist status-resentment.
After graduating, Enright embarked on a peripatetic academic career which, between 1947 and 1969, took him to universities in Alexandria, Tokyo, Berlin (which, despite his Germanophilia, he disliked), Bangkok, and finally Singapore, where he spent ten years as a professor.
There are important explorations of Germanophilia and sociology by Jerome Cornette and Alberto Beretta Anguissola respectively, and also of Proust's treatment of sexuality, Elisabeth Ladenson reflecting on 'Gilberte's Indecent Gesture' and Laurence Schehr analysing, through the encounters at Balbec between Marcel and Charlus, the latter's radar-like search for the homosexual.
His opposition to World War II came from a position of intense Germanophilia and intense distrust of FDR and England.
In fact, the portrait she draws of the lonely man in the Vatican -- based on years of research reflected in 67 pages of footnotes (documenting her exhaustive reading habits, her study of the two main Vatican newspapers, in addition to syntheses of scores of personal German and Italian memoirs and official papers and her interviews with survivors) is that of a dark eminence whose Germanophilia, latent antisemitism, remoteness from the real world, and exaggerated belief in his own diplomatic prowess eliminated any possibility that he could have played a significant role in succoring Jews.
Moreover, Catherine was all too conscious of the danger inherent in Germanophilia, as Anne's (and Biron's) reign still loomed large as a loathsome example in Russia's popular imagination.
And how do we cope with Prina's brand of Germanophilia, which embraces Theodor Adorno, Heinrich Boll, and Ralner Werner Fassbinder?