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JUMP TO FREEDOM ! by 88WHITEWOLF88 JUMP TO FREEDOM ! by 88WHITEWOLF88
East German soldier Conrad Schumann, age 19, jumping over the Berlin Wall in its third day of construction (at this point a short barb wire fence) and into West Germany after being instigated by West Berliners. He was then driven away by a speeding car to freedom.

Even after the Berlin Wall fell he was hesitant to go back to the east and see his parents and old comrades/friends.

Suffering from depression, he killed himself in 1998 at the age of 56, nine years after the wall fell.
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SummaVeritas Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Poor man, this story is very sad.

R.I.P. :blackrose:
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IAmSortOfABigDeal Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
my art history teacher from last year had this poster! it was always one of my favorites. great photo!
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88WHITEWOLF88 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
When I was in the Army in Germany in 1979
We had a poster of it in one if our officers rooms
- I wanted to steal it!
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OffizierHashem Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
he ran from communist oppression to capitalist slavery... the only good place for him I think was when he jumped in the air of what was a glorious Reich :(
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88WHITEWOLF88 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
VERY VERY TRUE!
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