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Chronicle 1963

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    • 1963

      7 February

      A bus used as an escape car, parked in front of the Marienfelde Reception Centre, 7 Februar 1963
      A bus fitted with a snowplough, disguised as a mobile workshop and armoured with steel plating breaks through the Berlin Drewitz/Dreilinden checkpoint with eight escapees on board – and makes it to the other side.
    • 1963

      15 February

      Border soldiers guard bricklayers who are putting up a barrier wall between the Heinrich-Heine-Strasse and Moritzplatz underground railway stations.
    • 1963

      18 February

      The West Berlin SPD wins the parliamentary elections with its leading candidate Willy Brandt and extends its absolute majority with 61.9 percent of all votes (1958: 52.6 percent).
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