EAST GERMANY: Three Made It

In West Berlin one night last week, an unsuspecting German was sauntering near a stretch of barbed wire that marked the barrier between the free and the Red sectors of the city. Suddenly two ragged, haggard and grim-faced young men popped out of nowhere, poked a pistol against the German stroller's chest. One of them rasped: "Take us to the American military police. If you hand us over to the Russians, we shoot you." The German hastily complied. Not far away a third young man, also armed, accosted a German waiting for an El train and had himself taken...

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