But why should anyone be surpised? Isn't it, more or less, similar style peolpe who make their way to the top jobs in all the professions. Every now and again, someone special turns up.
At the former Stasi HQ in Berlin's Normanen Strasse there is a picture of the top brass in the organisation.
Take a trip to Wansee in the south east of the city and there too on the wall is a photo of the men who planned the 'final solution'.
Both pictures show men who look educated, knowledgeable. Most of them lawyers.
The way of the world.