Split-second story: Staying or going?
As I was walking down Bernauer Straße the other night, I noticed a statue of a soldier jumping over barbed-wire. It’s the sculpture of Hans Conrad Schumann who was a guard at the construction site of the Berlin Wall in August 1961. In an unsupervised moment, he jumped over the wire, leaving the Soviet zone behind. A West German photographer captured Schumann’s escape. The picture became a famous Cold War icon.
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