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"August 15, 1961, on the third day after the start of the Berlin Wall, at 16:00 in the Bernauer Straße 19-year-old military border guard Conrad Schumann leapt over the coils of barbed wire, indicating the future line the walls, and ran to the police car in West Berlin, which stood nearby. Conrad was lucky - while in the Army of the GDR did not have orders to shoot the deserters.
Later, he was allowed to move into the territory of West Germany and stayed in Bavaria. In 1998, suffering from a severe mental illness, Schumann committed suicide.”
From: Togda Zine

"August 15, 1961, on the third day after the start of the Berlin Wall, at 16:00 in the Bernauer Straße 19-year-old military border guard Conrad Schumann leapt over the coils of barbed wire, indicating the future line the walls, and ran to the police car in West Berlin, which stood nearby. Conrad was lucky - while in the Army of the GDR did not have orders to shoot the deserters.

Later, he was allowed to move into the territory of West Germany and stayed in Bavaria. In 1998, suffering from a severe mental illness, Schumann committed suicide.”

From: Togda Zine

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    Could you imagine having such courage?
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    I remember my economics teacher telling me about this guard escaping from East Berlin. Such perfect timing.
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    Love this photo : such a shame about Conrad Schumann :(
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