GERMANY: Borderland Incident

GERMANY Borderland Incident

After a happy Christmas Eve visit with their grownup children, Mr. & Mrs. Willi Fehlauer were returning to their Berlin home in the early hours of Christmas morning. Millions of other people around the world were doing the same thing, but the difference in the Fehlauers' case was that their home lay in the Edelhofdamm, a street dividing West and East Berlin. The Fehlauers had almost reached their lodgings when three Russian soldiers guarding the end of the street took them into custody for no apparent reason. Old Mrs. Fehlauer fainted. Willi Fehlauer, a quick-witted former Wehrmacht colonel,...

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