Sunday, February 12, 2012

day 7 - a photo that makes you happy

this is a photograph taken in 1961 by peter leibing. 
it is of 19-year-old east german soldier conrad schumann defecting to west germany
the wall was still being built.
from wikipedia:
"From the other side, West Germans shouted to him, "Komm rüber!" ("Come over!"), and a police car pulled up to wait for him. Schumann jumped over the barbed wire fence and was promptly driven away from the scene by the West Berlin police."


xoxo
mouse

6 comments:

Hypnotic Mushroom said...

<3

MarySew said...

This picture is one of my favorites as well. It has a special meaning to me since I am from Berlin, originally. My Dad and his family also jumped over barbed wire just one day before it would have been too late.

Daniel said...

tHE story behind it ♥

I like the new heather

Shybiker said...

Great picture; I've never seen it before. Sometimes we have to take a big leap!

lucia m said...

love it!

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Jelisaveta Djukanovic said...

Beautiful! :)
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