Peter Fechter 

 

 

 

 

On August 17, 1962 17-year-old Peter Fechter was shot by East German guards as he tried to escape from East Berlin. The incident occurred just a year after the communists constructed the wall. Fechter lay in the no-man's land between the two sides for nearly hour, screaming for help, before he bled to death. Hundreds of people on the western side shouted "murderers, murderers" at the guards. 

In 1997 two former East German guards Rolf Friedrich and Erich Schreiber were faced manslaughter charges for Fechter's death.  

 

Peter Fechter, laying shot in the no-man's land between the two sides of Berlin Wall for nearly one hour, screaming for help, before he bled to death.

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