Berlin: The Travel Bureau

Passport forgery and sewer crawling were, until recently, the unacademic pursuits of a group of West Berlin's most serious university students. Their object: to smuggle as many East Berliners as possible across the Communist Wall to freedom.

It began as a sort of one-way student exchange program last Aug. 13, the day the ugly barrier split the city. To seven liberal arts and science students from West Berlin's Free University and other schools, it was clear that the Wall would cut off hundreds of classmates who lived in East Berlin but studied in...

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