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      9 September

      Jump to the West from a bulldozer, Berlin, 9 September 1963
      Two border soldiers who are meant to be doing earthmoving work with a bulldozer on the border to Spandau manage to escape to West Berlin: they jump from the bulldozer over the barbed-wire fence.
    • 1963

      30 September

      Albert Norden, a member of the SED Politburo and Central Committee, tries to persuade the Berlin Border Brigade to give up their scruples about killing people: "You are rapping the knuckles of all the people who want to stick their pig's snouts into our socialist garden. (...) more
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