The chairman of the GDR State Planning Commission, Gerhard Schürer, internally warns of the increasing and unplanned debt of the GDR in the West.more
In order No. 101/76 by the GDR Defence Minister and all subsequent "101 orders", it is no longer mentioned that "border violators" are to be destroyed. The order is made to arrest them. Nonetheless, firearms continue to be used to prevent escapes up until 1989.