Episode 1: The greatest splitters in history

Splitters! They seem to be everywhere, all the time. People who divide communities by legal or illegal means. They’ve cast a bad light on the term “splitter”. Because being a splitter can be a positive thing.  Where would we be today if Johannes Gutenberg hadn’t split the alphabet and invented letterpress with movable metal letters? What would have happened to the Israelites if Moses had not split the sea on the flight from Egypt with the help of God? And what would have become of our world if little LUCA had not begun to split itself millions of years ago? We have united the greatest splitters in history in a varied ranking.


WRITER: Martin Becker     EDITOR: Rafal Bujoczek, Alina Krischke     RIGHTS CLEARANCE: Christina Hilden     COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Tina Weimer (ZDF), Johannes Geiger (ZDF)