Marianne Rosenberg

Marianne Rosenberg (b. March 10, 1955 Berlin) is a German Schlager music singer and songwriter. She is of Roma and Sinti background. Her father, Otto, an Auschwitz death camp survivor, was an activist on Roma and Sinti issues. Her sister, Petra, also advocates for Roma issues.

Rosenberg’s musical career was consolidated throughout the 70s with hits such as “Fremder Mann” (Stranger), “Er gehört zu mir” (He belongs to me), “Ich bin wie Du” (I am like you), “Marleen”, and “Lieder der Nacht” (Songs of the Night), often making appearances on TV and Radio. She is considered one of the most successful performers of German “Schlagers” in the decades to come. Her career underwent another revival in 1989 with the hit song “I need your love tonight” from the soundtrack Rivalen der Rennbahn (Racetrack Rivals), written by Dieter Bohlen.