Berlin: No Handholds for Freedom

Since the Berlin Wall went up in August 1962, at least 69 persons have died attempting to scale it. But 3,510 refugees have managed to slip through it, tunnel under it or scramble over the top. Three weeks ago, work began on a higher, sleeker model. Virtually complete last week was a new 250-yd. section near the old Reichstag. Atop the 12-ft. structure, engineers placed lengths of circular pipe denying any potential climber a handhold.

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