Herwig Görgemanns (1931 – ) is part of a group of German classical scholars who have proposed that the Atlantis story has historical elements within it. This group includes Alois Jacob and Wilhelm Brandenstein.
Görgemanns is a classical scholar with a doctorate in classical philology from Würzburg University. He is a fellow at Harvard’s Centre for Hellenic Studies, is the author of an article in a magazine concerning classical philology, entitled Wahrheit und Fiktion in Platons Atlantis-Erzählung (Truth and fiction in Plato’s Atlantis – Narration) (Hermes 128, 2000, p405 – 419) in which he expressed the view that the Atlantis story contained some historical truth and that the Sea Peoples‘ attack on Egypt may have been part of that.
Thorwald C. Franke has written a short review(a) of Görgemanns’ contribution to the Atlantis debate.