Herm, Gerhard (L)
Gerhard Herm was born in Germany in 1931 and studied in Munich and the United States, after which he took up journalism and filmmaking. He produced a number of television documentaries on ancient Mediterranean civilisations and has written a number of books, both fiction and non-fiction. He has had two popular books published in English, on the Celts and the Phoenicians. His volume on the Celts includes a chapter on Atlantis in which he endorses the theories of his fellow countryman, Jürgen Spanuth, who had published his views shortly beforehand supporting a North Sea location for Atlantis, although his preferred site was Denmark rather than Helgoland. Herm offers a map (p.96) suggesting that the Atlantean Empire extended beyond what is today Denmark to include part of southern Sweden and a number of Baltic islands.