Friday, November 28, 2003
Viewers of ZDF TV had a chance to vote for their choice and they decided that Konrad Adenauer, the chancellor who oversaw post World War II reconstruction, was the greatest German of all time. While Adenauer is probably one of the greatest, what about Gutenberg, Einstein, Beethoven, Bach etc? The TV viewers voted Martin Luther the reformer and Karl Marx in at number two and three respectively. Needless to say, Adolf Hitler and his Nazi thugs were excluded from the poll. If I had to choose, I'd probably go for Gutenberg and Einstein, in no particular order.