This is an interesting article on the BBC web site – see link above
Talking of cricket in Germany there is a fascinating book that is well worth reading on this subject called Field of Shadows by Don Waddell (published 2014). It is all about a cricket tour of Nazi Germany in 1937 by a the Gentleman of Worcestershire.
And the reason for this posting? It’s the cricket season in England for goodness sake and we have been hijacked by football!