Gunter Litfin: Berlin Wall Casualty and Cold War Hero

Gunter Litfin: Berlin Wall Casualty and Cold War Hero

Günter Litfin (19 January 1937 – 24 August 1961) was a Cold War hero and the first casualty of the Berlin Wall when he was shot by a guard while attempting to leave East Berlin. He later succumbed to his gunshot wounds and became the first person to be shot while attempting to escape across […]