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The Greatest Germans?

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

Konrad Adenauer
Johann S. Bach
Otto v. Bismarck
Willi Brandt
Albert Einstein
Johann W. Goethe
Johannes Gutenberg
Martin Luther
Karl Marx
Hans & Sophie Scholl

All seem worthy, but I'd personally vote for the Scholls, founders of the White Rose resistance during the Third Reich.

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