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."



Hypnotic Mushroom said...


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!

Jelisaveta Djukanovic said...

Beautiful! :)

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