The Greatest Germans?07 Nov 2003
The evening news on ZDF was pre-empted for 'Unsere Besten', the poll of the 100 Greatest Germans based on a similar program on BBC. Even though the names were not limited to the 20th century, there was still a huge hole from the Nazi period. For those who are interested how Germans view their own history, the top 10 in alphabetical order are
Johann S. Bach
Otto v. Bismarck
Johann W. Goethe
Hans & Sophie Scholl
All seem worthy, but I'd personally vote for the Scholls, founders of the White Rose resistance during the Third Reich.