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Men, women and even children lost their lives on the Berlin border between 1961 and 1989. An essay presents for the first time in Spanish who they were

Two agents of the Popular Police remove the body of Peter Fechter from the Wall.

Updated Tuesday, June 8, 2021 –

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At forty Ernst Mundt they shot him when he wanted to run through the death strip between East and West Berlin. A bullet blew his head and the only thing that ended up reaching the other side was his hat (September 4, 1962).

In the twenties Dorit Schmiel They hit her in the stomach after cutting and crossing with a group of friends the wire that separated the two Germanies. The guards who murdered her were decorated and one of them was promoted (February 19, 1

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