Ervin Rommel was a Tau'ri was a Nazi during World War II. After Nazi colonists had gone through the Stargate to the planet Himmel. And after the colonists won the battle on the planet against Nirrti. Towards the end of World War II he sealed the Stargate and was captivated by American soldiers. He was afraid of the possibility of Stargate. He swung to transport Stargate to Rostock. (RPG: "Fantastic Frontiers: Stargate Season One", "First Steps: The Stargate Unexplored Worlds Roleplaying Sourcebook")