- Category : 1902-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 5/2 - Heretical / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Small (38,58)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Prevention 1
German-Swedish geologist and paleontologist, known internationally in professional circles as an expert in foraminifera, a class of amoeboid protists (characterized by streaming granular ectoplasm for catching food and other uses; and commonly an external shell (called a "test") of diverse forms and materials).
Brotzen dropped out of high school before graduating and went to Palestine as a convinced Zionist, where he stayed for seven years. In addition to his work, he collected fossils in the Carmel Mountains and published his findings and observations, including the first scientific mention of Misliya cave.
Returning to Germany, he attended natural science courses at the Friedrich Wilhelm University in Berlin for three years. In 1931 he obtained his doctoral degree at the University of Halle-Wittenberg.
As late as 1933, immediately after the seizure of power by the NSDAP (Nazi Party), Brotzen emigrated to Sweden, where he lived and researched until the end of his life. In 1954-1955 Brotzen worked in Israel on behalf of UNESCO.
Brotzen died on 4 August 1968 in Danderyd, Sweden, aged 66.