Peter Fechter is held by East German border guards, prior to being pronounced dead Aug. 17, 1962. Fechter was shot by East German guards as he tried to make it over the wall
(source, read Fechter’s story here)
A still-existing section of the Berlin Wall with the so-called death strip where East German border guards had the order to shoot anyone attempting to flee into West Berlin Sean Gallup
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