Still, Zimmerman gets high marks from Goetz for the way he conducted himself in and out of court.
Goetz, for his part, declined to say anything further about Zimmerman.
Goetz was convicted only of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree and served just eight months.
“Oh no,” Sliwa said when asked if he would stand behind Goetz in the same circumstance now.
Goetz clearly has conflicting thoughts and emotions about his own case, the Zimmerman case, and any attempt to compare the two.
Nor did he disdain, during the early part of his stay at Venice, even the official salon of the Comtesse de Goetz.
The Liberal politician can point to the author of Goetz and Egmont.
One of his earliest works was a translation of "Goetz von Berlichingen."
Goetz left another opera, 'Francesca da Rimini,' unfinished.
In 1772 he returned to Frankfort "Goetz von Berlichingen" and practiced law.